Ferdinand Waititu Wants Kidero’s Seat Declared Vacant Immediately


Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu wants to head his ruling in his poll petition to Supreme court for re-examination.

The judgement of his poll petition against Nairobi Governor Kidero was said to be influenced by the bribe given to the judge who handled the case.

According to Lawyers Paul Muite, Ahmednasir Abdullahi and Harrison Kamau, they would file an application to drag Kidero out of office and declare the Nairobi Governor seat vacant.

He has told his lawyers to move to the Supreme Court to seek the review of a ruling in his petition against Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.

Abdullahi said through his Twitter:

“By next week we shall file an application at the Supreme Court to declare the seat vacant and throw out Kidero,

Waititu advised Kidero during a press briefing on Friday, to space his seat until he is declared innocent of the bribe allegation.

The governor was accused of bribing his way to the seat by giving Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi Sh200 million to pass a favorable ruling in the petition.

Waititu also revealed that all evidence show that elections for the Governor post were impaired with huge electoral misconduct. Demanding for proper investigation to be carried out about the case, Waititu suggested a copy of the CID report of the probe to be made available.

The politician urged the detectives and Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission to investigate this case painstakingly and make all persons concerned face the law.

He also demands immediate nullification of Kidero’s victory and a new election in the area, citing the first the way it was done when Court of Appeal ruled that Kidero and Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke were not validly elected.

Both Tunoi and Kidero have denied this allegation said to have taken place in August 2014.

Quoting Kidero:

He said while a “clique of people wanted to haunt him out of office, he had faith in the constitution”.

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However, a former Kass FM journalist Geoffrey Kiplagat, claimed he facilitated the payment through an affidavit sworn by him.

But the Judicial Service Commission investigating the case said Tunoi has a case to answer and suggested that he faces a tribunal.

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said in a television coverage on Friday that the investigating committee would want President Uhuru Kenyatta sets up a tribunal to investigate the matter.