Court ruling re-instates Wambora as Embu governor
19 February 2014, 18:04
Nairobi - The High Court has re-instated impeached Embu governor Martin Wambora until a case challenging his impeachment process is heard and determined.
Sitting in Kerugoya, a three judge bench ruled that it was wrong for the senate to impeach Wambora despite him having a court order in place stopping the senate hearings from taking place.
Wambora had gone to court in Embu immediately after the Embu County assembly voted to impeach him, where he received a court order barring the senate from listening to his case until the truth of the allegations leveled against him were determined as true or false.
The senate though went ahead to impeach Wambora last Friday in a four hour sitting despite the existense of the High Court order.
The ruling will thus be a relief to Wambora, who has on several occasions insisted that he is innocent and has not been afforded a fair hearing as concerns his impeachment.
Through the Council of Governors, Wambora had on Tuesday sought orders to stop the gazettement by the senate of his impeachment but the
request was thrown out by Judge David Majanja on grounds that
the case will be heard in a separate court the following day.
The ruling also comes as a double victory for governors after the High Court also called off planned summons of nine governors by the senate committee on finance.
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