The court has declined to grant ousted Kiambu County governor Ferdinand Waititu orders to stop the swearing in of his Deputy James Nyoro as the new county chief.
Waititu on Thursday morning moved to Milimani Law Courts where he sought the orders and filed a suit challenging the senate’s majority vote to endorse his impeachment.
Waititu, argues that the Senate did not properly evaluate the impeachment motion forwarded from the County Assembly in December last year, that voted to send him parking over abuse of office and other charges.
Ferdinand Waititu files application at the High Court seeking to invalidate Senate's majority vote upholding his impeachment as Kiambu Governor. pic.twitter.com/FOsGVDSU67
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His case will be heard inter partes on Monday.
FERDINAND WAITITU appeals impeachment, case to be heard inter partes on Monday. pic.twitter.com/JWtnqPYhkv
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While filing his case in the morning, preparations to have Nyoro sworn in were underway.
The ceremony was however postponed over a legal challenge, with the Judiciary noting that another date would be communicate later.
Nyoro had been scheduled to take oath early in the morning, but the Judiciary canceled the exercise at 2pm, with no explanation, having sent out invitations to media houses that High Court Judge John Onyiego was set to administer the oat.
A section of leaders from Jubilee’s Kieleweke faction moved to Kiambu Law courts demanding the swearing in of Nyoro.
Led by Kiambu Women Representative Gathoni Wa Muchomba and nominated senator Isaac Mwaura, the leaders faulted the Judiciary for delaying the process.
Nyoro on his part urged the people of Kiambu to remain calm and allow his team, in collaboration with the courts, to set a new date for him to take oath, and replace ousted Ferdinand Waititu.