Waititu Suffers Another Blow as Court Declines to Issue Orders Stopping Nyoro From Appointing Deputy

Embattled ex-Kiambu county governor Ferdinand Waititu is not yet done with woes.

The ex-county chief has suffered another blow after the court declined to issue orders stopping Kiambu Governor James Nyoro from appointing a deputy.

The new Kiambu County boss is now free to appoint a deputy.

High court Judge James Makau said the appointment of a deputy governor is not a single act but a process.

The judge further said today’s proceedings cannot be turned into a hearing without giving the respondents an opportunity to be heard or even file their responses.

Waititu, through his lawyers, had on Monday asked the court to exercise its jurisdiction under the Mutunga Rules and direct that Nyoro should not appoint a deputy pending hearing and determination of a case where he is challenging his impeachment.

While admitting that some of the prayers in the petition have been overtaken by events, the lawyers argued that the process of removing Waititu and swearing in Nyoro was done illegally.

Nyoro, through lawyer Kibe Mungai, opposed the application further filing a preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case in Nairobi and not in Kiambu.

The Senate also opposed Waititu’s petition asking the impeached ex-Governor to file a formal application and argue it.

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