Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka has been handed a major relief after the High Court on Wednesday barred the NGO regulation board from freezing and de-registering his foundation, Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation.
According to the court, the NGO board did not give the foundation a chance to disprove claims of money laundering and operating illegal bank accounts.
The High Court ruled that the board acted illegally by ordering the freezing of banks accounts of the foundation owned by the politician by not allowing it to explain how they had spent the said funds. The court further ordered the board to stop interfering with the day to day operations of the Foundation pending the hearing of the case filed by Musyoka.
The ruling was made by Lady Justice Roselyne Aburili after Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation through lawyer Musyoka Murambi argued that the move by the NGO board breached the law as his client was never allowed to answer to the allegations before a decision was made.
The NGO board had ordered the freezing of bank accounts of the foundation saying that the foundation could not account for funds donated to the foundation from foreign donors.