Jun 13, 2021

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CJ Martha Koome picks judges to decide fate of ousted Wajir Governor

The Meru-based High Court justices are Judges Edward Muriithi, Patrick Jeremy Otieno and Thripsisa Cherere, who will hold a virtual session tomorrow (Wednesday) to give instructions on this matter.

The petition was submitted by Aden Ibrahim, Omar Jele, Bishar Ahmed, Safiya Mahammed and Yussuf Ibrahim requesting the impeachment of Mr. Abdi, arguing that there were court orders that prevented the trial.

Court orders ignored

The trio received an order from the Wajir District Assembly on April 26, 2021 to temporarily suspend the impeachment process, but the MCAs continued the exercise. After the move, the petitioners, represented by lawyers Ndegwa Njiru and Kiogora Mugambi, went to court and obtained orders preventing the Senate from discussing the impeachment.

While referring the matter to CJ Koome noted to Judge Otieno that the Meru court had issued four orders during the controversial impeachment proceedings. He stated that none of the orders had been followed.

Justice Otieno emphasized in particular that the order he had issued on May 18 to stop the governor’s replacement from Mr Abdias Wajir was still in place Strength is.

The judge had also stopped the swearing-in of Deputy Governor Ahmed Ali Muktar to the office of district chief and suspended the implementation of a Senate announcement on the impeachment of Mr. Abdi.

‘ Still governor ‘

The petition aims to state that Mr Abdi is still governor of Wajir County and that Mr Mukhtar is leaving office.

The petitioners have the Senate, Senate Spokesman Ken Lusaka at the Wajir circuit meeting. appointed Shalle Sheikh, his scribe, spokesman Ibrahim Ahmed and Tulatula MCA Abdullahi Issack as the interviewees.

Lawyers Njiru and Mugambi had decried the continuation of disobedience injunctions, saying it put a bad precedent.They want Mr. Mukhtar stopped from exercising the executive duties of a governor.

“Led by the expediency to the deputy governor in the present case, Mr. Mukhtar, who testified here at the previous impeachment of Governor Waititu of Kiambu and Governor Sonko of Nairobi has been sworn in, notwithstanding the pending legal proceedings to challenge the impeachment proceedings, it is up to the court to protect this petition and not to make it an academic exercise, “said Mr. Njiru.

Attorneys Ahmednasir Abdullahi and Issa Mansur, those who appeared for the interviewees, however, insist that the orders requested are due to the events since the Verei A new governor was overtaken in.

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