The rift between embattled Kiambu Governor and his Deputy James Nyoro has widened. Nyoro has now vowed to resign from his position if his boss is allowed into office. The DG argues that he cannot work with Waititu.
On Wednesday, Waititu was dealt a major blow after he bid to access office hit the dead end.
The governor was asked to stay away from the office until an application rendered on December 20 is heard and determined.
Waititu's lawyer Tom Ojienda said that the decision to bar his client from office is unconstitutional. He reminded the court that the governor has duties to discharge.
“The Office of a Governor of a County Government is a crucial portfolio and failure to access office not only constitutes an unlawful/unconstitutional removal from office on his part but is also a recipe for instability in the Governance Structure of the County as the current Deputy Governor, Hon. James K. Nyoro has since purported to ‘fill the vacancy’ that was created by the Order of the Court,” the court papers read.
The governor has been fighting for the freedom to continue with his term after he was linked to Sh588 million graft case. He claims his woes originated from his political stand.