By YOANA KIMWELE.
The prominent Nairobi City Constitutional lawyer who has been leading devolution cases, and kitui Senatorial candidate Mr Wilfred Mati Nyamu on Monday moved to the supreme court to stop the swearing in of Nairobi Deputy Governor Anne Kananu.
The Court of appeal had cleared the the swearing in ceremony of Nairobi DG to take over the leadership of the county city hall.
The order follows an appeal by former Governor Mike Sonko lead lawyer Mr. Mati Nyamu challenging a Court of Appeal decision on Friday that dismissed his case against Kananu’s assumption of office.
Supreme Court Judge Mohamed Ibrahim, however, directed that the order stopping Kananu’s swearing-in and assumption of office will only last for 14 days to enable Sonko to pursue his appeal.
“Pending hearing and determination of the suit, an order is issued restraining the Committee on Assumption of Office from swearing-in Kananu as Nairobi Governor. She was also prohibited from occupying the Office of the Governor until further orders of this court,” ruled the court.
Justice Ibrahim also directed that the application be placed before Chief Justice Martha Koome to constitute a bench to urgently hear and determine the dispute over Nairobi’s governorship office that has stayed vacant since Sonko was impeached in December last year.
Kananu was set to be sworn in but will now wait longer before she can take over from Sonko..
A popular joke has it that advocate Wilfred Nyamu Mati is one of the handful of civilians who have addressed the Senate of Kenya more times and longer than even some of the current Senators, the COUNTY DIARY REPORTS.
“It owes to the fact that Nyamu was the pioneer Advocate to enter appearance for a Governors facing impeachment at the Senate when he represented Embu Governor Martin Wambora, Makueni Governor professor Kivutha kibwana Indeed, while it is almost a proverb that Governor Wambora has nine lives and a rate knack for survival as a politician, truth is that his secret weapon is the unwavering tenacity and unrelenting legal battles.
Advocate wifred Nyamu Is no joke for those who understands law, he is senator candidate for kitui county in 2022.