Meru High Court has barred Wajir Deputy Governor Muktar Ali from assuming office as the new Wajir Governor taking the place of the recently impeached Mohammed Abdi. According to the constitution Ali was supposed to take the place of his counterpart Mohammed Abdi with immediate effect.
However Judge Patrick Otieno of Meru High Court ordered the immediate halt of the swearing in of Muktar Ali, in his ruling Justice Otieno reiterated that Ali should not assume the office until a petition filed by the Governor is heard.
Mohammed Abdi filed a case at the court challenging his unceremonial removal from office, Abdi was impeached after 25 senators voted for the motion for him to quit the office while 2 senators voted against the motion, however four senators didn't participate in the voting process.
Muktar Ali was sworn in as the third Governor of the county on Tuesday, May 18 but it didn't take much time before the court made its ruling, the court maintained the Mohammed Abdi still remains the Governor until the case presented before the court is heard.
Andi's impeachment follows after he was found guilty of gross misconduct through mismanagement of the county funds contravening the County Government Act 2012. Andi's fate will be decided in the coming days.
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