, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on Monday asked for the termination of a suit questioning his integrity after the slapping saga involving Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh.
Kidero contends that an application lodged by civil society activist Benjamin Ndolo is grossly incompetent since there is no pending complaint against him.
Ndolo had moved to court in February seeking to have Kidero removed from office for what he termed as unethical conduct by the Governor.
According to Kidero’s lawyers, the procedure leading to his removal from office under article 181 of the Constitution must be in accordance with legislation by the Speaker of the County Assembly and supported by two thirds of the members.
When the matter came up for mention and further directions before Justice David Majanja, parties were directed to file further submissions in support of their arguments before March 27 when the case will be heard.
The activist wanted the High court to declare that Kidero has on numerous occasions failed to conduct himself as required by the law. He also accused him of being involved in corrupt practices.
On February 2, Shebesh said she had unconditionally forgiven Kidero following the scuffle outside City Hall last year.
Shebesh was due to be charged with creating a disturbance while Kidero was to face assault charges, but the cases have since been dropped after they both withdrew their complaints.