High Court spares Ruto in case seeking his removal from office

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 7 Jul, 2022 14:00 | < 1 min read
Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/DP/Facebook

The High Court has dismissed a case that sought to dislodge Deputy President William Ruto from office.

In a ruling on Thursday, Justice Anthony Mrima ruled that no court can remove the second in command from office, as there is a constitutional process spelt out for the removal or impeachment of a sitting Deputy President.

Ruto is accused of misconduct and absconding from official duty.

 The petitioner, Michael Kirungia, has been condemned to pay the costs of the case.

"We submit that the only organ with the power to remove a sitting Deputy President from office is parliament through impeachment as provided for under Article 150 of the Constitution," Ruto's lawyer Elius Mutuma submitted.

Mr Kirungia had also asked the court to restrain Ruto from using his office and his residential home in conducting political meetings until the case is heard and determined.