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Court gives Parliament go a head to bar OT Morpho from operating in Kenya

High Court has given National Assembly a go a head to bar French firm Idemia (formerly OT Morpho) from operating in the country.

Parliament had recommended OT Morpho to be blacklisted and barred from transacting business with any government agency for a period of at least 10 years.

A move that prompted the French company to move to court to challenge National Assembly recommendations.

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Morpho told court that Parliament never accorded them a fair hearing and legislators performed functions of investigative agency by probing them.

“Idemia was never notified of this contemplated action against it neither was it accorded an opportunity to defend itself before the aforesaid adverse and unlawful findings and recommendations were made against it,” read court papers.

High Court Judge John Mativo in his ruling said the application has no merit to warrant stay, thereby giving the government a go-ahead to implement its report.

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