Senior Counsel Paul Muite with the embattled Kiambu County Assembly Speaker Nick Githinji Ndichu leaving Milimani Commercial Court.
By SAM ALFAN
Industrial court has restrained Kiambu County Assembly from recruiting new speaker until the dispute before court heard and determined.
Justice Mathews Nduma issued the order that gave the impeached speaker Mr. Nick Ndichu a reprieve.
He said that in view that the county has advertised the position of the speaker; the members of the assembly might move and elect another speaker before the court makes determination over the dispute before it.
Senior counsel Paul Muite told that its within the law that the position is preserved to allow parties argue the application and any action by the members of the county to recruit the new speaker will render petition before the court nugatory. The matter will heard inter parties on 6 March 2014.
The impeachment of the speaker spilled over to Kiambu County where members of the county assembly voted to have the county assembly speaker Nick Githinji Ndichu removed from office over alleged abuse of office and high-handedness.
On a vote of 63- 13, the MCA’s sent Ndichu packing, citing alleged embezzlement of funds during a trip to Brazil. The plot to eject the speaker was first hatched in July last year after the MCAs accused Ndichu of protecting the interests of Kiambu county governor William Kabogo.
The matter will heard inter parties on 6 March 2014.