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Supreme Court Fires A Warning Shot to Leaders Facing Graft Charges

Governors facing graft charges have reason to worry after Supreme Court declared that courts were justified to bar them from their offices until they are cleared. This followed an appeal by former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu challenging court of Appeal's upholding of a lower Court's decision to bar him from accessing his office until a graft case against him was determined.

Waititu appealed before Supreme Court Justices Mohammed Ibrahim, Smokin Wanjala, Njoki Ndung’u and Isaac Lenaola where he sought orders to set aside the Court of Appeal judgement of December 20, 2019 where the Court warned him not to access his public office until the hearing and determination of his case, conditions he felt were too punitive and calculated to kick him out.

When Waititu went to the Supreme Court seeking the Sh15 million cash bail be lowered to Sh2 million and the bond of Sh30 million be reduced to Sh5 million. The court sealed Waititu’s fate thus: “For the above reasons, the appeal therefore fails” and ordered him to bear the costs of the case.

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