Supreme Court temporarily halts Kidero ouster
14 May 2014, 16:21
Nairobi - The Supreme Court has temporarily stopped the ouster of Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero following a plea by the ousted governor.
The Court granted Kidero the stay of execution until May 23, 2014 when the case will officially be heard.
Justice Mohammed Ibrahim ruled Wednesday that there was a case in Kidero's plea for further hearing and interpretation of the law as regards the Appeal Court Ruling.
Kidero had been ousted Tuesday by the Court of Appeal following a succesful appeal by petitioner Ferdinand Waititu who is disputing Kidero's March 2013 general election victory.
The Appeal Court ruling overturned an earlier one by the High Court which had said that Waititu's argument that the elections were bungled was null and void.
Kidero's case at the Supreme Court joins those of fellow governors Peter Munya (Meru) and Okoth Obado (Migori) which are pending.
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