CoG to challenge High Court verdict on charged governors
SEE ALSO: Children’s lies are deceptively complexHe said the CoG would expedite the matter since critical services could be affected in Nairobi City County, being the capital city and with no deputy governor. Awaited ruling CoG’s move comes three days before the judgement on an appeal lodged by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his Samburu counterpart Moses Lenolkulal on being barred from accessing office by High Court Judges Grace Ngenye and Mumbi Ngugi, respectively. The Court of Appeal will make its ruling on Friday. Sonko, who has been charged at the anti-corruption court over alleged irregular procurement and payment of over Sh357 million, has been running the county without a deputy since January 2018 when Polycarp Igathe resigned.
SEE ALSO: Oparanya re-elected as CoG ChairWhen Sonko was arrested, CoG failed to openly defend him over corruption allegations facing him as it has done in the past with other governors facing similar charges. Instead, the council called for an emergency meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss the fate of Nairobi that has been thrown into a leadership crisis following Sonko’s inability to discharge his duties as a governor. Meanwhile, the county bosses have asked the National Treasury to unconditionally disburse the equitable share meant for the counties. “We acknowledge the order by the High Court that compels the National Treasury and Controller of Budget to unconditionally disburse the equitable share overdue to county governments. We urge the National Treasury to comply with the order and the law with immediate effect,” said Oparanya.
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