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Court of Appeal Makes Major Ruling on Sonko and Waititu Cases

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The Court of Appeal has upheld the high court ruling on the two suspended Governors, Gideon Mbuvi Sonko, and Ferdinand Waititu. They are both facing graft charges from their respective counties, that is, Nairobi and Kiambu Countries respectively.

Milimani Law Courts. Photo / Courtesy

The three-judge bench sedentary made their decisions in Milimani Courts on Friday, directing that the two Governors are not allowed to attend to their office duties because of the corruption charges that are limiting their responsibilities are governors in office.

Following the previous ruling on the 24th of July 2019, the High Court Judge Mumbi Ngugi, directed that any governor that is facing corruption charges should not step into their office, till their corruption cases are concluded by the courts. Particularly, she argued that;

What message does it send to the citizens if their leaders are charged with serious corruption offences and are in office the following day, overseeing the affairs of the institution?” (Judge Mumbi Ngugi).

The specific directive keeps the two executives out of office, to a point where there are decisions and conclusions from the courts regarding their stature in dispatching their duties and handing their responsibilities as county government bosses

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