Raila Odinga has on Tuesday noted that Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero, has the right to a fair hearing over the ongoing bribery allegations.
The ODM leader said the governor needs to be heard in a fair manner, and not the other way round. However, Deputy President William Ruto has been urging the supporters of Jubilee to vote him out of office.
Speaking through his spokeman, Mr. Denis Onyango, Mr Odinga revealed he is aware:
Chief Justice Willy Mutunga acted swiftly and initiated a legal process. Any other position on this matter will serve no purpose.
Mr Odinga was referring to the judicial Service Commission’s investigations into the bribery allegations.
Dr Kidero and Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi are roped into a bribery saga involving Sh200 million bribe given to the judge by the Governor to make a judgement in favour of an election petition against him in 2014.
A special committee who examined the allegations suggests a tribunal should have a further look into the case.
Chief Justice Mutunga revealed some evidences confirm the two accused persons Tunoi and Dr Kidero might have had suspicious and unprofessional communications concerning the matter presented before the Supreme Court.
On the contrary, Mr Ruto urged the Jubilee supporters to strip the seat of Nairobi governor’s off ODM by leaving vacant the seat of the allegedly corrupt Governor.
While issuing a speech at Presbyterian Church of East Africa church in Dandora on Sunday, Mr Ruto called on Jubilee supporters to make Dr Kidero leave office through their vote.
Mr Ruto was accompanied by the petitioner in the election case, Mr Ferdinand Waititu, now the Kabete MP.
The bribery claims which threaten the careers of the two parties said to be involved, has raised several controversial stories including Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi revealing on his Twitter timeline, that the original amount of money involved in Supreme Court bribery saga, was Sh300 million and not Sh200 million as alleged earlier.