Ngilu dealt blow as judge refuses to stop MCAs from impeaching her

By Sheila Mutua On Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 12:56 | < 1 min read
Kitui Governor
Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu at a past function. PHOTO | PD

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu was on Thursday dealt a big blow after the High Court refused to stop MCAs from impeaching her.

In his ruling, Justice Weldon Korir said that Governor Ngilu’s application had not met the threshold needed to be granted conservatory orders.

Ngilu filed the case on June 14, in a bid to stop Kitui MCAs from tabling an impeachment motion against her.

Further, the judge faulted the application, noting that it should have been filed Kitui instead of in Nairobi County.

“Impeachment of a Governor is akin to an election petition. It would, therefore, be advisable that any person desirous of filing a court case with respect to impeachment should approach a High Court within the county in which the impeachment is taking place,” the court held.

Judge Korir said it is important for local residents of the affected county to have access to the court where the proceedings are taking place.

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