Frustration for Waititu in plight to unseat Kidero
25 February 2014, 17:48
Nairobi - An appeal case by Ferdinand Waititu on Nairobi governor Evans Kidero's the March 2013 election win has failed to kick off.
The case by Waititu, who is contesting Kidero's win in the elections failed to kick off after Kidero's team said it was not ready to start proceedings as it had not been furnished with the requisite documents to do so.
Kidero's lawyer Tom Ojenda said that Waititu had furnished them with extra material that will be used in determining the case at the last minute and that he needed time to go through them.
" Our concern is that there is new evidence on the table that we have not been privy too and thus we need time to go through it, he said.
Waititu's team led by Paul Muite however complained that there is no much time to proceed with the hearing with an April deadline on the cards for an appeal to suffice.
" It is of concern that the deadline we have to submit our case is in April and time is running out. That said, we agree that the respondents be given time to prepare, he said.
Waititu is appealing a High court ruling that rubber-stamped Kidero's victory as Nairobi governor in the March 2013 polls.
The High court ruling also ordered Waititu to pay off the costs of the petition after finding the case he had presented lacking in substance and conviction, terming it a waste of time.
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