Waititu Unveils Grand Comeback Plan

  • Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu addressing a gathering on Friday, November 23, 2018. File
  • Embattled Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu on Wednesday, November 20, ran to court with a fresh application against his deputy James Nyoro.

    In an application of urgency, Waititu sought the stay of execution of a High Court order barring him from accessing his office.

    Waititu, his wife and a number of officials from the county stand accused of embezzling public funds to the tune of Ksh588 million. The magistrate had on July 30, granted him bail with strict terms not to access his office. 

    According to K24 digital, Waitutu who argues that he is the duly elected governor also went after Nyoro seeking to have him restrained from discharging his constituted duties.

    Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu (L) consulting with his Deputy James Nyoro on Monday, November 5, 2018.
    Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu (L) consulting with his Deputy James Nyoro on Monday, November 5, 2018.

    Waititu further accused Nyoro of re-assigning duties to members of the County Executive Committee, functions reserved only for governors.

    In the application filed by his lawyer Prof Tom Ojienda, Waititu argued that the Constitution limits the functions of the deputy governor to as far as delegated duties are concerned.

    In his explanation, the embattled county boss termed his suspension illegal arguing that a holder of a Constitutional office can only be removed through a laid down procedure and not through suspension after being charged.

    “By granting bail term that stopped him from attending his office, the court violated provisions of the 2010 Constitution,” Ojienda argued.

    In response to Waititu's petition, Court of Appeal Judge Roselyn Nambuye ordered the application to be placed before the appellate court’s president for further directions.