High Court stops Senate summon of 9 governors
19 February 2014, 11:31
Nairobi - The High Court has stopped the summoning of 9 governors by the senate and suspended the probe into their alleged suspect spending.
Judge Mumbi Ngugi granted the 9 governors the reprieve, saying that further interpretation of the constitution must be sought first before the 9 can be summoned.
She argued that it would be unfair to the governors to be summoned and appear before the senate committee on finance before it was determined that it was constitutionally okay.
" It is important that there is correct interpretation of the law and thus would be unfair to subject the governors to the hearing without clear guidelines on the matter, she said in her ruling.
nine include Bungoma’s Kenneth Lusaka, Bomet’s Isaac Ruto, Kiambu’s William
Kabogo, Kitui’s Julius Malombe, Kisumu’s Jack Ranguma, Nakuru’s Kinuthia
Mbugua, Narok’s Samuel Tanui, Tana River’s Hussein Dado and Wajir’s Ahmed
The petition was filed by a lobby group called the International
Legal Consultancy Group and the Governors Council, who sought the orders stopping the proceedings.
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