Ousted Kisii Deputy Governor Files 5 Cases in Court to Keep his Seat

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Ousted Kisii Deputy Governor Files 5 Cases in Court to Keep his Seat

Ousted Kisii deputy governor Robert Monda has launched a series of legal maneuvers in a bid to regain his position. Monda, alongside proxies and political allies, has initiated five lawsuits across various jurisdictions in the country. They are seeking court interventions to halt his replacement.

Last week, a Machakos court, acting on behalf of Monda through petitioner Purity Moraa, issued an order halting the appointment process for the deputy governor position.

Lady Justice Margaret Muigai, in her ruling on April 4, 2024, directed the preservation of the status quo until the hearing of the application.

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Justice Muigai instructed the Senate to respond to the motion by April 22, 2024, and directed the case to be heard alongside related matters by a principal resident judge in Nairobi.

An earlier petition against the Senate, initially filed in Machakos court on March 20, 2024, by Jared Ratemo Mairura, was transferred to the Milimani Commercial Court in Nairobi. It will be heard by Justice Eric Ogola on April 10, 2024.

Similarly, Justice Francis Rayola, in a separate case on March 20, 2024, ordered the maintenance of the status quo until April 10, 2024, when the petition would be heard in the Milimani Commercial Court.

Despite attempts to withdraw the case from the Milimani court, the judge refused, stating that the petitioner had to proceed.

Furthermore, Monda sought an injunction to prevent disclosure of his impeachment and ongoing court proceedings. The court granted an interim injunction against blogger Cyprian Nyakundi, restraining him from posting or broadcasting related content on social media.

In response, the Milimani Commercial Magistrate Court issued an order restraining Nyakundi until the application’s hearing on April 19, 2024.

Meanwhile, the nomination of Elijah Obebo for the deputy governor position has been successful, with concerns raised regarding the nomination process. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) highlighted its inability to initiate the nomination process due to the absence of its chairperson.

The High Court in Kisii has adjourned ruling on an injunction application filed by Monda against various parties, including the Senate and the Government Printer, over his impeachment.

Lawyers representing different parties argued over the inclusion of certain parties in the petition, with disagreements over who should be involved. Conservatory orders were sought to halt the process at the county assembly, the clerk, and the speaker from gazetting the new deputy governor.

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Ousted Kisii Deputy Governor Files 5 Cases in Court to Keep his Seat

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