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Kidero faults Senate over Wambora sacking

Monday February 17 2014

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero addresses journalists at City Hall in Nairobi on the February 17, 2014. Dr Kidero faulted the Senate over last week’s impeachment of Embu governor Martin Wambora saying that the Senate should have obeyed a court injunction that had barred the impeachment proceedings. PHOTO|EVANS HABIL.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero addresses journalists at City Hall in Nairobi on the February 17, 2014. Dr Kidero faulted the Senate over last week’s impeachment of Embu governor Martin Wambora saying that the Senate should have obeyed a court injunction that had barred the impeachment proceedings. PHOTO|EVANS HABIL. NATION

Governor Evans Kidero has faulted the Senate over last week’s impeachment of Embu governor Martin Wambora.

According to Dr Kidero said the senators should have respected a court injunction that barred the proceedings that led to Wambora’s removal.

“It’s a very unfortunate incident and sets a precedence of conflict between the Judiciary and the legislature.

“Everyone has his role and that is why the Chief Justice has put up a three-judge bench.

“If there was an injunction, that should have been obeyed,” said Dr Kidero

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Asked whether he felt he could also be ousted, the Nairobi Governor said that he was performing well.

“I was elected by the people of Nairobi and I’m carrying out my mandate as you can see,” he said.

The Nairobi County Assembly had last year discussed a motion to impeach Dr Kidero following the alleged altercations with the County Women Representative Rachel Shebesh but this has since fizzled out.

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