Relief for Ruto allies as court cases are dropped

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 03:00 | By
Relief for Ruto allies as court cases are dropped
Former Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa. PHOTO/Courtesy

President William Ruto’s top allies are enjoying a fair run in the courts as their cases have been dropped within a month after he was sworn in as the nation’s fifth President.

This is in addition to getting other reliefs aimed at easing implementation of his agenda.

Some of the beneficiaries are his Cabinet Secretary nominees who have been battling a litany of cases in the corridors of justice but are now resting easy as they wait to be formally appointed.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary nominee Mithika Linturi and his counterpart Aisha Jumwa (nominated for Public Service and Gender) had their cases dropped this week easing their burden as they prepare for vetting in the National Assembly before taking over the ministries.

Although they still have other pending cases, they will not have to face questions over their involvement in those dropped when they appear before MPs.

The withdrawal came a day after the High court in Nairobi termed unconstitutional a section in the Elections Act requiring one to at least be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree to qualify to be governor.

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