The Meru high court today have stopped swearing in of Wajir Deputy Governor Ahmed Mukhtar as the new Governor to replace Mohamed Abdi Mohamud who was successfully removed from office yesterday.
In a judgement read by Justice Patrick Jeremy Otieno, the Governor should not be replaced until the case filled by five citizens is heard and ruling done. According to the judge, five Wajir county residents had filled a case seeking the yesterday impeachment of their governor be nullified.
In this petition filed today, Mr Aden Ibrahim, Omar Jele, Bishar Ahmed, Safiya Mahammed and Yussuf Ibrahim who are the petitioners named Speaker Lusaka, the Wajir County Assembly, its clerk Shalle Sheikh, Speaker Ibrahim Ahmed and Tulatula MCA Abdullahi Issack as the respondents.
During reading the judgment, Justice Otieno said that the high court chief registrar shall not allocate time and a judge to carry out the swearing in of Mr Mukhtar as the new Governor.
Justice Otieno further allowed the five to amend their petition so as to include Mr Mukhtar, the chief registrar of the High Court and the Assumption Of The Office Of County Governor Committee as interested parties.
Mohamed Abdi was recently impeached by the Wajir members of County Assembly over the allegations that the governor had abused the office. The impeachment was hence approved yesterday by senate.
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