The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Profile -

2015: “For one year the As­sem­bly was re­lo­cated to the former Malindi Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil of­fices to pave way for ren­o­va­tion and up­grad­ing of the build­ing. It was a chal­lenge for the of­fi­cers from dif­fer­ent de­part­ments, who had to share the of­fices avail­able and to top up MCAs, and phys­i­cally chal­lenged Mem­bers had a prob­lem ac­cess­ing the Cham­ber, given the build­ing was not user friendly.

2015: “In any ju­ris­dic­tion in mat­ters of fair­ness when you fail to meet the con­sti­tu­tional re­quire­ments and when you fail to com­ply with the nat­u­ral rules of jus­tice; which de­mand an ac­cused per­son be heard and given time to de­fend him or her­self; if you go ahead and deny giv­ing the op­por­tu­nity to this ac­cused per­son, then you are be­ing un­con­sti­tu­tional. This is what we are see­ing in this sce­nario; where there is ev­i­dence against this per­son and the Com­mit­tee is not given the op­por­tu­nity to hear the other story; they will make judg­ment based on ev­i­dence which has not been heard. I think for pur­poses of fair­ness, the Chair­per­son should tell us how much more time they need. if you fail to give the County Sec­re­tary time to hear what was sub­mit­ted by Japhet Nzaro then you have hid­den ev­i­dence that he needed to chal­lenge.”

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