Embattled Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has now moved to court to challenge his impeachment. 

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Through his lawyers, Waititu filed an application at a Nairobi Court, seeking to overturn his impeachment.

The Senate on Wednesday upheld Waititu's impeachment by the Kiambu County Assembly over claims of gross misconduct.

The senators voted on the 3 counts that Waititu was to be impeached on, with 27 of the senators voting for the first count, and 28 voting for the second and third counts.

Following the Senate's decision, Waititu's impeachment was gazetted, creating room for his deputy James Nyoro to be sworn in as the new Kiambu Governor.

Earlier today, the Judiciary issued a statement indicating that a judge had already been dispatched to conduct the swearing-in ceremony.

“High Court Judge John Onyiego will today Thursday, January 30, 2020, preside over the swearing in ceremony of the new Kiambu Governor,” the statement read in part.

Nyoro and Waititu have not been seeing eye to eye ever since Waititu was charged in court allegations of being involved in corruption.