A Nairobi Resident Files Petition To Ban Mutura As Acting Governor

Speaker, Mutura Being Sworn In As Acting Governor Of Nairobi

A Ugandan resident in Nairobi has moved to court with the aim of stopping Acting Governor, Benson Mutura from assuming office on grounds that he does not have a degree certificate. The Ugandan resident by name Bernard Olango argues that Mutura does not hold an academic degree from any University and is therefore not competent to hold the office of the Governor. He even attempted stopping the swearing-in of the Acting Governor, Benson Mutura but said that since he is already sworn in, he should not be allowed to assume office and perform duties.

According to him, “Benson Mutura should be barred from executing any authority as Acting Governor pending hearing of the petition “swearing in of Mutura as the Acting Governor is in breach of section 22 of the Election Act and Article 181 and q82 of the Constitution.” Olango also made know of the fact that he stands to suffer great risk and prejudice as a voter in Nairobi City County should Mutura assume office. On this note, he has went ahead to sue the Chief Justice, The Senate, The Speaker and the Clerk of the County Assembly.

On other news making the rounds at this hour, Former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru has declared her interest to be the next Nairobi in next year’s by-elections. Since last week, Wanjiru has hit the ground to seek support from Nairobi residents. The Jesus is Alive Ministries’ Bishop has also stated that she will be running on DP William Ruto’s Hustler Nation platform. In a previous interview with the Nation, Wanjiru admitted to working with Ruto but said the people will decide on party matters.

Margaret Wanjiru

According to Bishop Margaret, “I work with Dr. Ruto so I will vie with the ‘Hustler Nation’ team. We work with what wananchi have said. Ours is a bottom-up kind of leadership. The people have decided that it is me and that is why you can see posters everywhere. It is up to them to decide the ticket I will use.” Her decision to join the gubernatorial race has raised jitters, especially within the Kikuyu community in Nairobi.

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