A lawsuit featuring Government Press, Attorney General, Chief Executive for Government Press and the Nairobi County administration seeks to challenge the decision of Finance Executive Ms Pauline Kahiga's reinstatement after she was degazetted last year. 

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City Hall has now presented a case to court, thwarting Ms Kahiga's return to the office. 

The December Gazette notice by the County Secretary on acting capacity Leboo Morintat indicated Ms Kahiga's replacement by the Trade Executive Allan Igambi, though on acting capacity.

Mwenda Njoka, Government Press Chief executive, though downplayed the notice, instead terming it illegal. 

He noted that Igambi's appointment lacked formal procedures, with the appointment powers being held by only the governor.

"The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to inform you and the relevant authorities that we have done an appropriate corrigenda in the Kenya Gazette reverting to the status quo before the notice 172," read a January 13 letter by Njoka, quoted by Nation.

"We note that the County Secretary is on acting capacity and cannot, therefore, make substantive appointments for an executive," the letter added.

Representing City Hall, lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui demanded that the Government Press Chief executive be forced to recall his letter. 

The suit also points an accusing finger to Njoka's failure to note how the finance docket without an executive would cripple financial affairs and debt settlement, following Igambi's non-recognition. 

"Mr. Njoka acted under the direction and hand of external force to abuse his office since there was no objection from him of the original documents tendered before the publication of the notice," said Kinyanjui, in court documents seen by Nation.