20 lawyers ready to defend Wetang’ula in court if IEBC deletes his name
09 November 2015, 08:07
Bungoma - The embattled Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetang’ula has disclosed that 20 top lawyers will represent him in court in case Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission goes ahead to delete his name from the voters register.
Speaking in Kimaeti, Bungoma County, during the burial of Mzee Dismas Wamalwa, father to former TJRC Commissioner Tecla Namachanja, Wetang’ula said that the lawyers will be led by Siaya Senator James Orengo among other renown learnt friends to battle it out with government lawyers.
“They have assured me that they will represent me for free in case IEBC goes ahead to delete my name for the alleged electoral offense,” he said.
He said that he is not worried by the planned removal of his name from the voters register because he is also a top lawyer and will go back to practice as a loyal Kenyan.
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“President Uhuru Kenyatta is panicking because he knows that am the only threat to his seat in the next general election; we in opposition have set our eyes to the House on the hill and nothing short of that. Let them not try to intimidate the opposition by trying to silence them,” he said.
The Ford Kenya party leader said that President Uhuru has failed to crack the whip on the embattled devolution cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru who has diverted National Youth Service funds and purchased expensive office items.
“Corruption is very rife and glaring in the government yet they are concentrating on intimidating opposition leaders; we won’t back down on seeing a corrupt free society."
He said that he is firmly in Cord and will not succumb to pressure by other leaders who are calling on him to decamp and join them.
“Cord is very strong. Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and I have stood together and will choose one flag bearer to face Uhuru in the next general election and am optimistic of emerging the winner,” he said.
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