Supreme Court re-instates Munya
02 April 2014, 16:46
Nairobi - The Supreme Court has re-instated Meru Governor Peter Munya pending a hearing on an appeal case against his removal from office.
Munya had been ousted from office last month after the High Court in Nyeri said his election to office did not meet the constitutional threshold.
The governor however quickly appealed the decision and after taking the matter to the Supreme Court for interpretation, has won the day for now.
The Meru County government and the IEBC has thus been stopped from appointing the County Assembly speaker as the acting governor until the appeal is heard and determined.
Judges Smokin Wanjala and Jackton Ojiambo in their ruling Wednesday, noted that there was basis in Munya's argument that he could not be ousted from office while he had a valid appeal pending.
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