• In his judgement, the court ruled in favour of Bilal and directed the CS to reappoint him.

Information Communications & The Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo makes his remarks at the 2022 International Conference on Economic Innovation Partnership Programme (EIPP) in South Korea on November 23, 2022.
Information Communications & The Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo makes his remarks at the 2022 International Conference on Economic Innovation Partnership Programme (EIPP) in South Korea on November 23, 2022.

A former KBC managing director wants the court to jail ICT CS Eliud Owalo over what he terms as contempt of court.

In court papers, Naim Bilal wants Owalo to be committed to civil jail for disobedience of court orders issued on October 31 by the labour court.

“On November 8 the CS was served with the copy of the decree and he has refused and declined to obey the court order,” the application reads

He claims that despite being served and several inquiries from the CS, he has failed to take action towards compliance with the said court order.

Bilal was appointed the managing director on March 29, 2019, and on August 31 last year, he made an application for renewal of his contract of service as is required by law.

He moved to court challenging the decision by the then CS not to renew his contract that ended early this year even after the KBC board recommended his reappointment.

In his judgement, the court ruled in favour of Bilal and directed the CS to reappoint him.

Judge Kebira said Bilal had a legitimate expectation that his contract of employment could be renewed, a legitimate expectation the state has violated.

“An order of mandamus is hereby issued against the CS ICT and Information directing him to reappoint Naim Bilal pursuant to the recommendation of the KBC board and have the same gazetted as required by law,” the order reads.

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