The Employment and Labour Relations Court sitting on 10th January, 2019 suspended the formation of an advisory board to manage the Housing Fund. This came after FKE challenged the decision by Transport and Housing Cabinet Secretary calling for nominees to the board.
FKE Executive Director Jacqueline Mugo said the move was against the Housing Act that places the fund under the National Housing Corporation. FKE said there was no public participation on the formation of the board and that the Housing Act does not give the minister the mandate to establish such a board.
The ministry invited three nominees from each organisation - the Central Organisation of Trade Unions, Kenya national Union of Teachers, FKE, the Union of Kenya Civil Servants and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance.
The application was certified urgent. Hearing will be held on 24th January, 2019.