The Law Society of Kenya has on Tuesday September 22 moved to court seeking to stop the consolidation of funds and assets of three state agencies into a single network.
In a petition filed in court, LSK is challenging the consolidation of Kenya Railways Corporation, Kenya Pipeline Corporation and Kenya Port Authority.
LSK argues that the Executive order that integrated the operations of the three state firms was made without any statutory.
“The framework agreement was signed without public participation contrary to the Constitution,” it argued.
The legal agency further argues that the President cannot restructure or assign functions of state corporations that are under the function and ambit of the Public Service Commission.
According to court papers, the creation of the Kenya Transport and Logistics Network through the impugned Executive is an absolute illegality.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday August 7 issued an Executive Order establishing a framework for the management, coordination and integration of public port, railway and pipeline services under the Kenya Transport and Logistics Network (KTLN).
According to State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena Mararo, the network brought together Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) and Kenya Pipeline Company Limited (KPC) under the coordination of the Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC).
“KTLN will leverage on the efficiencies and synergies of the four State agencies so as to achieve Kenya’s strategic agenda of becoming a regional logistics hub.” narrated Kanze Dena in a statement sent to newsrooms.