MP Waititu moves to court to ‘overturn’ ruling declaring Kidero Governor


Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu PHOTO/FILE
Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu PHOTO/FILE

Kabete Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu has moved to the Supreme Court seeking to challenge the court’s ruling that upheld the election of Dr. Evans Kidero as Nairobi Governor.

Waititu, in his filed certificate of urgency, wants the highest court in the land to review and set aside the judgment following allegations that Kidero bribed Justice Phillip Tunoi to influence the poll petition in his favour.

A special Judicial Service Commission (JSC) committee recommended a tribunal be formed to probe the 200 million shilling bribe claims made by Geoffrey Kiplagat against Tunoi in a sworn affidavit.

The JSC committee found that Justice Tunoi has a case to answer and recommended that President Uhuru Kenyatta forms a tribunal to further probe the matter.

However, State House said on Monday that the President will not form the tribunal until an appeal by Tunoi at the Court of Appeal challenging his retirement age is heard and determined.

Chief of Staff Joseph Kinyua, in a letter to Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga, that the petition by the JSC special committee will be processed once an outcome is delivered.

Both Tunoi and Kidero have denied the corruption allegations, with Tunoi saying his accuser was being influenced by Judges in lower courts to oust him from office.

Meanwhile, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero said lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi linked him to the allegations because he refused to pay him a fee of Ksh 25 million to represent him as his advocate and, therefore, harbors a grudge against him.

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