NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 30 – The High Court has dismissed a petition seeking to compel Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to appoint a deputy.
Justice Wilfridah Okwany ruled that the petition filed by John Waigi Migwi has not raised serious issues for determination by the court.
She further said the petitioner ought to have filed the petition before Political Parties Dispute Resolution Tribunal.
The governor’s lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui had told the court that Sonko had forwarded four nominees to the Jubilee Party for consideration and is not the one to blame.
“The petitioner has sought relief in a blanket fashion without consideration of the operative law has he admits that there is lacuna in the constitution surrounding the appointment” the lawyer said.
Migwi ought to have exhausted the political parties dispute mechanism before approaching the court, Kinyanjui submitted.