Impeached former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waitutu faced another blow as court rules that Nyoro can appoint Deputy.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 3: Impeached Kiambu Governor, Ferdinand Waititu, has suffered another fresh blow after the High Court declined to issue orders barring Governor James Nyoro from appointing a deputy.
Earlier in the day, Waititu through his lawyers had asked the court to exercise its jurisdiction under the Mutunga Rules to bar Governor Nyoro from appointing a deputy pending hearing and determination of a case where he is challenging his impeachment.
However, Justice James Makau declined to grant the orders, arguing that the ex-governor had failed to demonstrate to the court what prejudice he will suffer if a deputy governor is appointed.
The judge pointed out that Waititu had failed to demonstrate a prima facie case to warrant issuance of the said orders, adding that appointment of a deputy governor can be challenged in court.
The honorable judge pointed out that the court does not need to issue such orders as the appointment of a deputy governor can be challenged in court.
Waititu becomes the first governor in the history of Kenya to be successfully removed from office.
The removal follows his impeachment by Kiambu County Assembly Members (MCAs) late December, 2019 and subsequent upholding of that the Senate on Wednesday last week.