Pressure on Kidero to resign following Supreme Court scandal
06 February 2016, 11:52
Nairobi - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is under increased pressure to resign following the scandal at the Supreme Court which has seen him linked with bribery allegations.
Kidero's scandal hit stay as boss of the most important County in the country continued after the bribery allegations levelled against him and Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi took another twist as the matter will now be heard in a public tribunal.
That alone has forced the Governor into a serious corner.
Already, Ferdinand Waititu, who he beat in the election petition where he is accused of bribing Tunoi with KES 200 million to rule in his favour has already called for the election to be nullified.
" The election has been seen to be a farce already and there can not be any justification to have it remain that way in the current circumstances," he said in the wake of the ruling Friday.
Jubilee Coalition Majority leader Aden Duale also insisted that the ruling had put many election petitions in focus and that there was no further justification to have the Court in office in the current time.
" Lets be honest. The courts have been proven to be compromised as are petitions either ruled by the court or the judge in question. The Credibility is in question," he added.
On the other hand though, Kidero remains bullish.
" There is no grounds for me to resign from office. Nothing has been proved by the tribunal and I have not been charged with any offence. Those calling for things are just making noise," he stated.
On his part, Tunoi has been left in a tricky position, with his integrity in serious question and that of the Supreme Court in the larger picture.
" There are questions to be answered which means that the court has to deal with them in the right way and manner. There is nothing more we can do but wait and see," Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will create a tribunal and name members of the team to decide what is likely to be the fate of the Judiciary in its current state.
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