Kidero threatens contempt proceedings over censure motion

October 12, 2016 9:46 am
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Through his lawyer George Kithi, Kidero stated that he has not yet formally received the complaints levelled against him and as such, he cannot be able to defend himself appropriately/FILE
Through his lawyer George Kithi, Kidero stated that he has not yet formally received the complaints levelled against him and as such, he cannot be able to defend himself appropriately/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 12 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has threatened contempt proceedings against the County Assembly should they insist on debating the censure motion against him.

Through his lawyer George Kithi, Kidero stated that he has not yet formally received the complaints levelled against him and as such, he cannot be able to defend himself appropriately.

Speaking to reporters, Kithi indicated that the County Assembly has a duty to obey the court order and doing anything contrary would be illegal.

“The proceedings could not take place on account of the order of the court. Tomorrow, (Wednesday), the same will be repeated on account of the fact that the order of the court will continue to subsist and also the following day, that is the three days upon which the motion has a life,” he stated.

“Any attempt therefore to discuss anything outside the framework of the court order is illegal.”

He said the accusations against Governor Kidero lacked merit while stating that he will be closely monitoring the proceedings and will file a contempt of court suit should the Assembly persist with debating the motion.

“The Honourable Members of the Assembly who are purported to have signed the roll against which it mandated the motion to be moved have denied that in affidavits that either the signatures were procured inappropriately or the signatures were forged. It is an issue that is before the court, it is an issue that we take objection on, in fact, the authenticity of this motion can be determined by that,” he said.

The debate flopped on Tuesday due to lack of quorum.

Assembly speaker Alex ole Magelo stated that the process would go on despite a court order stopping it.

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