For all his controversy and drama, lawyer Ahmednasir has never been known as one that blurts out ethnically motivated slurs. Nevertheless, in a seeming break from tradition, the city lawyer concentrated his energies on the acting Judiciary director of Finance Susan Oyatsi, and her ethnic community that is the Luhya.
In a blunt tweet, Ahmednasir asserted that Oyatsi was never going to make it as the substantive Judiciary director of Finance, and she only has her tribe to blame for this.
Posting a photo of a piece by Business Daily about Susan Oyatsi, he wrote,
Majority of Judicial Service Commission members block Ms Susan Oyatsi from substantively assuming the office of Director of Finance Judiciary because she is a Luhya from Western!…her tribe is the ROADBLOCK and I say so as a former member of the Judicial Service Commission.
He left the ethnically insensitive tweet at that, without bothering to elaborate further.
For some time now, acting Director of Finance Judiciary Susan Oyatsi has been engaged in a legal battle with the Judicial Service Commission.
Susan Oyatsi, who has been holding the position in an acting capacity for the past seven years, has obtained orders barring the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from filling the vacancy.
The JSC has advertised the position and applicants have until July 19, 2021 to submit their applications.
Ms Oyatsi has been interviewed twice for the position.
Ms Oyatsi was first appointed to act in the position in February 2015 by then Chief Justice Willy Mutunga. She took over from Beatrice Kamau who had been acting since November 2013. The Directorate of Finance position, which had two directors, has not had a substantive office holder since November 2013.
Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi had on September 28, 2019 written to Ms Oyatsi, informing her that she was not successful in the November 2019 interview. No reasons or disclosure of scores were made.
Justice Nzioki wa Makau set the matter for hearing inter partes on July 20, 2021.