Thursday June 28, Nairobi. By Brian Peter
The court of appeal has today thrown out the appeal filed by the former Kitui County governor Dr. Malombe, challenging the petition ruling made on March 2nd by the Milimani Law Court that awarded the election win to Governor Ngilu.
In a surprise ruling this morning, delivered by Justice Warsame, the court of appeal upheld Governor Ngilu’s victory, further dismissing the appeal on the basis that it lacks grounds. The court ordered the appealant to pay 3 million in legal fees and court fines.
Speaking to the press after the victorious ruling, the jubilant Kitui County Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Minister Patrick Koki Musau congratulated governor Ngilu on her victory. He called for the people of Kitui County to support the governor in actualizing her Big Five Manifesto.
“I also urge Dr. Malombe to accept the court verdict, as it ruled on the best interests of the people of Kitui County, who freely and fairly voted in their able governor, ” quiped Minister Koki, populary known as Kuvasila. “The people of Kitui want development not politics. The politicking time is coming in 2022, let our brother wait until then.”
Minister Kuvasila however expressed confidence in Ngilu’s leadership, going on record that the people of Kitui wishe to have Governor Ngilu’s leadership for 10 years. He has urged Dr. Malombe to swallow his pride and work with Governor Ngilu for the betterment of Kitui County.
A section of Kitui MCAs have also congratulated H. E Charity Ngilu on today’s win. The Matinyani Ward representative Hon. Kitheka, populary known as Yaamu, has termed it as a perfect chance for the people of Kitui County to embrace development agendas under governor Ngilu’s leadership. The youthful mca encouraged all the youth in Kitui County to seize the innumerable opportunities under the leadership of Governor Ngilu and empower themselves for brighter futures.
The former Mutonguni MCA and a current hopeful in the oncoming by-elections, Hon. Kithuka also send his congratulation message to the governor for her victory. Speaking to the press at Kabati Town in Kitui West, Hon. Kithuka termed it as a great moment for the people of Kitui County. He urged all people to unite under governor Ngilu and her able adminstration so as to move Kitui to undreamed of heights in development.
“Let’s all now give Her Excellency Charity Ngilu and her able ministers and Chief Officers time and chance to deliver the Big Five manifesto, ” he pleaded.