Top Senators Ping Pong in show of Legal Supremacy

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Kenya top Senators have locked horns over the impeachment of Kiambu Governor Hon Ferdinand Waititu.

Majority leader in the senator hon Kipchumba Murkomen posted on his social media account, ” A High Court Judge cannot preside over swearing-in of DG of Kiambu to be a Governor before 10 days are over and before they Gazette the date, time and place for conducting the swearing-in Ceremony. But you know what ? Everything is working like a clock in the new Kenya

Sec.3, The provisions of this Act shall apply —
(a)to the assumption of the Office(b)with necessary modifications, to the assumption of the Office of the County Governor by a deputy county governor or a speaker of a county assembly under Article 182(2) and (4)of the Constitution

In a swift rejoinder, Makueni Senator Hon Mutula Kilonzo responded,
Boss , you and I approved this bill in reference to Assumption of office after a General Election. In Kiambu, a vacancy has occurred under Art 182 and the deputy shall assume office under 182(2). Needless to say , I agree with you that we are back into a working nation

Senator Mutula through his official Twitter account responded. “The Act cannot create an impediment to the express provisions of the Constitution. It is absurd for the the deputy Governor to be referred as a Governor-Elect – golden rule of interpretation.

The Act cannot create an impediment to the express provisions of the Constitution. It is absurd for the deputy Governor to be referred as a Governor-Elect – golden rule of interpretation.

You are damn wrong Mutula. Don’t bend the law for political expediency and to suit your short time interests. The Judiciary must wait for the 10 days. In fullness of time I will be vindicated both on the sham impeachment that took place and the purported swearing in, Murkomen added.

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