Two civil society organisations have served a notice to Transport minister Amos Kimunya informing him of their intention to sue him over the De La Rue saga. Trusted Society for Human Rights and Awake Africa have written to the minister, Finance PS Joseph Kinyua and Central Bank governor Njuguna Ndung'u demanding that they resign over their roles in the questionable venture between De La Rue and the Treasury.
Through their lawyer Gordon Ogolla, the activists have also written to the offices of the President and the Prime Minister demanding that the three be relieved of their duties as "they are not fit to hold public office". "It is now incumbent on the President and the Prime Minister to relieve them of their duties. Failure to do so will surmount to abdication of their constitutional duties and will ignite a recipe for corruption and plundering of public resources," the notice reads.
In the letter, the organisations have accused the three of unprofessional conduct, lack of integrity and mismanagement over the deal that saw Treasury get into a joint venture with the currency printing company. The letter drafted by Ogolla says the three officials gave wrong advise on the currency printing contracts between the Central Bank of Kenya and De La Rue.
This, they say, has put in question their suitability to hold office. They further allege that a Public Accounts Committee report on the deal was not adopted in Parliament due to political motives. The two will be move to court upon the expiry of the three day notice seeking orders to compel the principals to suspend Kimunya, Njuguna and Kinyua.