HIGH COURT RULES CDF ACT UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
The High Court has suspended the constitutional clause establishing constituency development fund (cdf) for a period of one year. The three judge bench of justice isaac lenaola, mumbi ngugi and david majanja, found that the cdf act has been operational unlawfully and said parliament should find a way to make amendments to the act. In a quick rejoinder, national assembly speaker justin muturi ,speaking in nakuru county,has said parliament will expedite the review of the constituency development fund act to align it with the 2010 constitution. The judges made the judgment on the petition filed by social accountability and the centre for enhancing democracy and good governance. The petitioners sought that a declaration be made to annul cdf act of 2013 which replaced the 2003 act. They argued that the 2014 act violates the constitution and the principle of seperation of powers. Muturi however said the fund does not undermine the role of county governments.