Court stalls removal of Kiambu County speaker
04 March 2014, 18:59
Nairobi - A Court has stopped the impeachment of Kiambu County Speaker Nicholas Ndichu pending an appeal to his initial impeachment.
In a ruling at the industrial court, Judge Nderi Nduma agreed that the action taken to remove Ndichu from office was unfair considering he had already applied for a case to be heard to determine his innocence.
The judge also ordered the removal of a newspaper notice for applications to fill Ndichu's post at the Kiambu county assembly until a determination of his case was found.
Ndichu was censured by the county assembly over an incident in which he spent KES 530,000 for a trip to Brazil which was termed un-procedural and unlawful.
He however asked to be given the chance to clear his name before being adjudged guilty by the county assembly.
" My client feels that the offence he has been accused of is solvable and that he has the requisite evidence to prove so, thus asks that he be protected from his current predicament until he gets the chance to defend himself, lawyer Paul Muite said.
Muite also argued that Ndichu, who is a member of the Law Society of Kenya would be badly harmed by the impeachment which had thus far not been proven to be true in law.
The case will be heard Thursday March 6, 2014.
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