CS Magoha Given 7-Day Ultimatum by High Court

  • Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has been given a seven-day ultimatum by the High Court following his latest decision.

    According to a report by Daily Nation, the tough-talking CS was asked, on Tuesday, together with the Attorney-General, to respond to a suit following the dismissal of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) Council Chairman.

    The Kenya Universities Staff Union named the two in a lawsuit claiming that the revocation of the chairman's appointment was unlawful.

    In a ruling, the high court judge asked the two to respond within seven days while terming the matter urgent.

    This comes just days after he publicly declared that he had no powers to reinstate sacked teachers.

    The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) suspended the 160 teachers for reportedly disrupting the Competency-Based Curriculum training conducted in April.

    Speaking on Monday, Magoha indicated that it would irresponsible for him to issue orders in a docket that did not belong to him.

    He further divulged on the employers' mandate to instill discipline on their employees.

    “The interdiction can only be lifted by the TSC and not the Ministry of Education,” he explained.