– Waititu was impeached through a Senate vote on Wednesday evening
– Plans to have his deputy assume office underway as High court dispatched a judge to preside over oath
– Waititu has gone to court to seek orders blocking the swearing-in
The leadership drama in the County government of Kiambu has taken a fresh twist after impeached governor Ferdinand Waititu moved to court to challenge the Senate vote that stamped his impeachment last night as well as seeking to halt the scheduled swearing-in of his deputy as the new county chief.
The move comes just hours after High Court issued a statement revealing that the DG, Mr. James Nyoro is set to take oath today and that a judge had been dispatched to oversee the takeover. Latest reports indicate that the plans to have Mr. Nyoro take the official oath are still on course, with several leaders having taken their positions at the ceremony venue.
Governor Waititu was shown the door despite putting up a spirited fight against the ouster for two consecutive days. It will be interesting to see how the tussle plays out.
More to follow
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