Nyoro Swearing-in

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Court rejects Waititu's request to stop Nyoro swearing-in

High Court Judge Weldon Korir has declined a request made by impeached Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu to stop the swearing-in ceremony of Deputy Governor James Nyoro.

Justice Korir said the swearing-in ceremony is being presided over by a competent Judge, Justice John Onyiego, and thus cannot be stopped.

Waititu had yesterday filed an application challenging the process of his impeachment, but later amended the document to include the request to stop the swearing-in.

He also wanted Mr Nyoro barred from assuming office or executing the functions of a governor.

Later on Thursday evening, a special issue of the Kenya Gazette signed by the Kiambu County Secretary Martin Mbugua was issued designating Friday morning as the new swearing-in date.

Preparations for the ceremony are already ongoing at kiambu county headquarters.

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Timothy Omondi