Good news but no respite for troubled Wambora
05 March 2014, 18:00
Nairobi - Impeached Embu governor Martin Wambora got both good and bad news in his plight to strike away the charges currently facing him.
The troubled Wambora has been forced to eat humble pie following his impeachment by the Embu County Assembly as well as the Senate's decision to rubber-stamp his charges.
But he has found some respite in recent weeks, with the High Court stating that he would not be thrown out of office until a case in which he is claiming his innocence is heard.
He got some good news Wednesday though, a three judge bench at the High court in Embu ruled that his deputy Dorothy Nditi will not be sworn in as governor pending the determination of the suit in which he is challenging his impeachment.
But it was not all good news as it was ruled by judges Boaz Olao, Hedwig Ong'undi and Cecilia Githua that the governor would not be re-instated until the hearing is complete.
" It is our ruling that there is grounds for the petitioner to retain his current status until the case before the court is heard and determined, they said.
Wambora is fighting to save his stay at the top even though members of the Embu National Assembly have said they will impeach him once more even if he does win the court battle against their impeachment.
" The first step is to clear my name and the next one to try build confidence afresh. That is the only way to deal with it, Wambora earlier said.
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