Five judges to hear appeal by Waititu

Mr Waititu wants the ruling that upheld Dr Kidero’s victory reviewed.

Tuesday March 8 2016

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu is forced to stay away from the Central Primary School polling station during the Malindi by-election on March 7, 2016. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu is forced to stay away from the Central Primary School polling station during the Malindi by-election on March 7, 2016. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By ABIUD OCHIENG
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Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has directed a five-judge Bench to hear an application filed by Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu that was recently dismissed.

Supreme Court Judge Jackton Ojwang last month issued an order dismissing Mr Waititu’s application seeking a review of an earlier decision confirming the election of Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.

The judge said it lacked merit.

SH202 MILLION BRIBE

While dismissing the application, the judge argued that Mr Waititu’s application is based on allegations of corruption against Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi, which have no legal basis.

Justice Tunoi is alleged to have received a Sh202 million bribe to influence an election petition in favour of Dr Kidero in 2014.

Mr Waititu wants the ruling that upheld Dr Kidero’s victory reviewed, following claims that it could have been informed by the alleged bribery.

The chief justice has, however, stated that the matter will be heard after the Supreme Court judges are back from the Easter vacation.

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