Munya on his own in plight to save Meru seat
14 April 2014, 15:05
Nairobi - The council of governors has been denied entry into a case in which Meru governor Peter Munya is seeking to have his removal from office revoked.
Supreme Court judges declined to allow the Council
of Governors be enjoined in the Meru Governor's case.
The full bench of judges including the Chief Justice and his
deputy dismissed the County bosses’ application to be enjoined to the case as
friends of the court and said their coming on board would not add weight to the
“Taking into consideration legal expertise and public
interest, a friend of the court is neutral in reaching at an informed decision,
the application cannot be admitted and is therefore dismissed,” Justice Smokin
The governor’s opponent Dickson Kithinji strongly opposed
the Council of Governors’ bid to be enjoined in the suit and argued that they
would not add value to the case as far as devolution is concerned.
“This case has nothing at all not even remote with devolution,
Court is well equipped to determine standard of proof, there is nothing unique
to get aid, the Council of Governors is mantling with waters,” lawyer Ntokulou
Muthomi for Kithinji said.
Mr Munya through lawyer Tom Ojienda was not opposed to the Council
of Governors’ application while the IEBC also listed as a respondent in the
suit did not state its position but faulted the appellate Court ruling in
support of the embattled governor.
On Thursday, the Council of Governors yesterday appealed to
the Supreme Court judges to be allowed to join Meru Governor Peter Munya’s
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