The High Court of Kenya has today given a landmark ruling on the case that was presented by two petitioners seeking to remove deputy president William Ruto from office over what they termed gross misconduct and abuse of office. According to the petitioners, DP Ruto did not undertake his duties promptly as required by the law and the constitution and that he was on his private mission of seeking the presidency.
However, in a ruling read by justice Antony Mrima of the High Court, the court said it has no legal authority to deal with issues raised by the petitioners. Justice Mrima said it is only the national assembly of Kenya that can initiate the removal of a deputy president since he was duly elected by the Kenyan electorate in their majority.
The petitioners sought the removal of DP Ruto from office after numerous calls from the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance for him to resign hit a deaf ear.
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