High Court reinstates suspended EAPCC chiefs, Kenya

High Court reinstates suspended EAPCC chiefs, Kenya
Published: 11 January 2012

The East African Portland Cement (EAPCC) board and the managing director have been reinstated by the High Court, according to local news reports from All Africa.

They had been suspended by acting Industrialisation minister Amason Kingi. This means that the newly-appointed acting MD Peter Korir will not assume office until the case has been heard and determined.

While granting the orders, Commercial judge Joseph Mutava barred the minister from “meddling” with the internal management of the company. The suspended board led by the chairman Mark ole Karbolo, members and MD Kephar Tande moved to court following Kingi's decision to suspend them on 22 December 2011.

Meanwhile, Mr Kingi has filed a fresh application seeking to set aside orders stopping him from "meddling" in the affairs of a cement company. In a petition filed under certificate of urgency, Mr Kingi claims the court was wilfully misled into making the orders.

"It is an act of mischief for a party to apply for stay in the judicial review suit as well as injunctive orders in a private law action. Such practice does expose the due process of law to ridicule," swore Mr Kingi.