Eng Antony Wamukota, general manager of design and construction at Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, has moved to court to contest a decision that suspended him from office pending an investigation into the Loiyangalani-Suswa power line project.
Wamukota has called his suspension unconstitutional, stating that he was never given the opportunity to defend himself.
The decision to suspend Wamukota was arrived at during the Special General Meeting on November 15, when KETRACO’s board of directors agreed to suspend him for a year.
Wamukota through Lawyer Dr Moses Sikuta says in his court papers the board made the decision under directions from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission which was contrary to their human resource policy and procedures manual.
“My illegal suspension was a planned, and predetermined decision influenced by the EACC which KETRACO’s board deliberately decided to overlook and flout its Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual by taking the most distasteful decision of illegally and immediately suspending me,” he said in his court papers.
He now requests that KETRACO vacate the suspension and order his immediate reinstatement awaiting an inter partes hearing and decision on the application and petition.