In Summary
  • Justice Makau barred Mr Nyoro from reshuffling any members of the county executive.
  • Mr Mungai further told the court that there is a petition pending in the High Court the County Governments Act.
  • He said it would embarrass the courts were two judges to arrive at different interpretations.

Kiambu Deputy Governor James Nyoro has pleaded with a judge to lift an order barring him from effecting any changes in the county, arguing that it is hurting the delivery of services.

Through lawyer Kibe Mungai, Mr Nyoro told Justice Onesmus Makau that the order, which was granted without hearing his side of the story, was not warranted because he did nothing that affects the complainant – Ms Marion Njeri.

Justice Makau barred Mr Nyoro from reshuffling any members of the county executive or any other chief officers, pending the hearing of the petition filed by Ms Njeri, a Kiambu voter.

HIGH COURT PETITION

Mr Mungai further told the court that there is a petition pending before the High Court, challenging Section 32 (4) of the County Governments Act for denying a deputy governor the powers to nominate, appoint or dismiss any officers.

He said it would embarrass the courts were two judges to arrive at different interpretations.

According to Mr Mungai, the Employment and Labour Relations Court lacks jurisdiction to hear the matter since there are constitutional issues which need to be determined before the matter proceeds.

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

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