Kidero obtains order blocking impeachment proceedings

October 10, 2016 5:51 pm
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The order was issued by the High Court Monday afternoon, a day before he was scheduled to face Members of the County Assembly at City Hall/FILE
The order was issued by the High Court Monday afternoon, a day before he was scheduled to face Members of the County Assembly at City Hall/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 10 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has obtained a temporary court order blocking his impeachment proceedings set for Tuesday.

The order was issued by the High Court Monday afternoon, a day before he was scheduled to face Members of the County Assembly at City Hall.

The impeachment motion was tabled during a chaotic session last week, although four of the MCAs listed on it later claimed that their signatures were forged and that they were not consulted on the matter.

They include Jeffer Kassam, Peter Njau, Charles Thuo and George Njoroge.

“On 30th of September 2016, I was surprised to learn that my name and signature was among those who had purportedly signed in support of the Notice of Motion presented by the Honourable Samuel Nyang’wara on 28th September to impeach or remove from office the Honourable Dr Evans Kidero,” one of the MCA said in an affidavit.

Viwandani MCA Nyang’wara who tabled the motion however insisted that the four were part of the plot and has dared them to report the matter to the police.

Kidero is accused of violating the Constitution by failing to implement the Ward Development Fund.

It requires two thirds of the 127 MCAs in the county to remove Governor Kidero from office.

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