Set back to Kananu as Court bars her swearing-in as Nairobi governor pending hearing of cases

Anne Kananu Mwenda, Governor Mike Sonko's nominee for the position of deputy governor.|COURTESY

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH MARCH,2021-A three-judge bench on Thursday said no one should be sworn in as Nairobi Governor until matters touching on DG Ann Kananu are heard and determined.

The bench dismissed another application by Kristina Prat and Jane Weru who sought to to be excused from participating in the cases before court. They also sought to have some paragraphs in the petitions struck out.

The judges dismissed the application saying it lacks merit. They added that Prat and Weru will elect whether to participate in the proceedings or not.

The bench consists of Said Chitembwe, Weldon Korir and Wilfrida Okwany.

Earlier, the Attorney General’s bid to have the bench return a file touching on the impeachment of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu to a appoint a different bench to hear the case was dismissed.

The justices said returning the file to Mwilu will create an undesirable precedent and can be seen as forum shopping.

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