• On January 26, the government faced a setback as the Court of Appeal declined to suspend orders preventing the state from deducting the housing levy from Kenyans.
National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula has taken the Housing Levy matter to the Supreme Court, filing a notice of appeal.
In the notice, both the National Assembly and Speaker Moses Wetang'ula express their intention to appeal the entire ruling issued by Justices Lydia Achode, John Mativo, and Mwaniki Gachoka on January 26.
The notice states, "The National Assembly and the Speaker of the National Assembly, being dissatisfied with the decision of the Court of Appeal, intend to appeal to the Supreme Court against the whole ruling."
On January 26, the government faced a setback as the Court of Appeal declined to suspend orders preventing the state from deducting the housing levy from Kenyans.
Consequently, the housing levy remained suspended, as declared by the High Court.
The appellate Judges emphasized the importance of first hearing the appeals before determining the constitutional invalidity of the challenged laws, citing potential irreversible consequences of far-reaching decisions.
They asserted that addressing the appeals is in the public interest.