High Court stops NGO Coordination Board from deregistering AfriCOG

The High Court has quashed a decision by NGO Coordination Board Executive Director Fazul Mahamed to deregister the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) for operating illegally.

In his ruling, Justice Georg Odunga prohibited the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) from investigating and prosecuting seven directors of the lobby group over illegal operations.

Those who had been indicted include human rights activists John Githongo, Maina Kiai, Funmi Olonisakin, Stella Chege and three others.

In addition, the court has barred the Central Bank of Kenya from freezing the NGO’s accounts.