The former speaker for the Nairobi County Assembly Beatrice Elachi has been dealt a big blow from the Employment and Labour Relations Court.
The court has denied to grant her prayers seeking to overturn a ruling to halt the impeachment of the Nairobi incumbent Governor Mike Sonko Mbuvi. Judge Byram Ongaya dismissed her preliminary objection to challenge a court order halting Governor Sonko removal from office.
In the hearing Judge Byram ruled that, “In conclusion, the preliminary objection application dated and filed on March 4,2020 by the Elachi is hereby dismissed".
The former Speaker was further ordered by the court to meet all the cost incurred in the dismissal of the application.
Judge Byram further postponed court orders issued to halt Governor Sonko impeachment until his petition is heard and determined.
Judge Byram ruled saying, “The court considers that the Governor’s is based on Article 236(b) and therefore he was entitled to invoke the court’s jurisdiction".
The decision by the Labour Court is coming after Beatrice Elachi purported that the court had no powers or jurisdictions to hear Governor Sonko Impeachment.
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