Court bars swearing-in of new Embu Governor

May 15, 2014 3:27 pm
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High Court judge Richard Mwongo ruled that it would be detrimental to have Nditi - who is the Deputy Governor - sworn in before the conclusion and determination of a case filed by 35 residents opposed to Wambora's ouster/FILE
High Court judge Richard Mwongo ruled that it would be detrimental to have Nditi – who is the Deputy Governor – sworn in before the conclusion and determination of a case filed by 35 residents opposed to Wambora’s ouster/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 – The High Court on Thursday barred the swearing-in of Dorothy Nditi as Embu Governor, following the impeachment of Martin Wambora by the Senate.

High Court judge Richard Mwongo ruled that it would be detrimental to have Nditi – who is the Deputy Governor – sworn in before the conclusion and determination of a case filed by 35 residents opposed to Wambora’s ouster.

Mwongo issued temporary orders restraining any person or authority from executing or presiding over the swearing-in of the Deputy Governor.

The petitioners are contending that the Senate contravened the principles of natural justice since they dealt with the same case based on the similar charges and facts. READ Wambora stands impeached – Senate

The High Court directed the petitioners to serve their application on the County Assembly, Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate before Monday when the case will be heard.

Wambora has maintained that the County Assembly violated the Constitution by purporting to impeach him before three months were over after his initial impeachment.

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