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February 17, 2020 - 19:46
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Waititu Out As James Nyoro Is Sworn In As Kiambu’s Third Governor

The swearing-in ceremony that was done at a quarter to 1 pm was marked with ululations from supporters of Kiambu’s Deputy Governor and former Rockefeller Foundation Boss James Nyoro.

The presiding judge was John Justice John Onyiego in the presence of Kiambu Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi.

Ferdinand Waititu was this week successfully impeached following gross misconduct charges on him. Mr. Waititu yesterday tried to stop the swearing-in ceremony but Justice Weldon Korir declined to grant him that wish. Judge Korir instead maintained the parties should appear on Monday before Justice James Makau for hearing inter parties as had earlier been directed.

“The act of a judge swearing in of a governor is deemed to be a judicial function. This court will be over stepping its mandate by ordering the judge not to proceed with the swearing in.In the circumstances, order cannot be issued”

Today at the swearing in, Kiambu Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi quiped:

“The law has been complied with fully,” the Chief Magistrate said.

 



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