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Waititu seeks Nyoro removal from office

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 00:00 | By
Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. Photo/FILE

Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu now wants the High Court
to remove his predecessor James Nyoro from office.

Waititu petitioned High Court judges George Dulu, Grace Nzioka and Wilfrida Okwany for Nyoro ouster, saying the manner he was sworn in as the substantive governor in 2020 was a violation of the Constitution.

Lawyers, Wilfred Nyamu and Ndegwa Njiru for Waititu, told the judges during the hearing of a case where he is challenging his removal from
office, that there was no impeachment recognised under the law since only
57 MCAs voted for his ouster.

The lawyers cited Section 33 of the County Government’s Act which
dictates that the quorum supporting the Motion to remove a governor from office should be two thirds of the total number of the MCAs.

They argued that the total number of MCAs at the Kiambu County Assembly
being 92, the two-thirds is 62 Members.

Nyamu informed the court that 38 MCAs were not present as exhibited by
their respective affidavits filed in court dated December 19, 2019 and January 24, 2020.

The lawyer said, since the law was violated in the entire process, the court should order Waititu to get back to office.

Waititu was impeached over corruption, embezzlement of public funds
and abuse of office.

The hearing continues.

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