Munya moves to Supreme Court to contest ouster
20 March 2014, 19:57
Nairobi - Meru governor Peter Munya has moved to the Supreme Court to challenge his ouster from the position.
Munya lost his seat Wednesday after the court of appeal ruled that his election did not meet the required standards and thus was null and void.
Supreme Court Judge Smokin Wanjala ruled Thursday that the case was urgent and directed it be heard by two judges Friday.
If the case does go south for Munya, he will be forced into a by-election of which his rivals are already making headway.
This is after a section of Mps threw their weight behind Munya's rival for the election.
The MPs drew their weight behind Munya's rival, Kilemi Mwiria whom they
consider as being capable of uniting diverse Meru sub-tribes.
East MP, Mpuri Aburi held that Munya's bid to appeal the court's ruling
that nullified his win will be unfruitful noting that his March 4
election was marred with election malpractices.
“I have been
Munya’s chief opponent in elections since 2002. In 2013 when he realised
that he will meet me again, he went for governorship to practice his
dirty tricks. His time is up. Jubilee scored by hand and their victory
was upheld by Supreme Court, his appeal will therefore fail,” said
Other Meru legislators at the press conference included
the Igembe North MP, Joseph M’ Eruaki and the Chuka Igambang’ombe MP,
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