Machakos County governor aspirant in the August poll Wavinya Ndeti has suffered a major setback in the petition seeking to nullify the election of the County’s current boss Alfred Mutua.
This is after a lawyer Ham Lang’at distanced himself from the Wavinya’s affidavits before court.
In a letter written to Justice Aggrey Muchelule, the lawyer renounced critical affidavits presented by the former Kathiani MP.
“It is not my deed, I did not commission the documents and none of the deponents appeared before me for commissioning of any affidavit,” Lang’at’s letter read, as divulged by Citizen.
Governor Mutua’s lawyer B.N Musau surprised the court when he presented a letter showing the Wavinya’s lawyer’s statement insisting that the petitioner had gone against the constitution in her submissions to the court.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) lawyer Kimani Muhoro told the court that the politician went against the laws of the nation when filing her case.
“It is a very serious violation of the law if deemed true, it amounts to striking off of this petition,” he stated.
Wavinya’s lawyer Martin Gitonga told the court that it is not right for the two sides to present the arguments in the middle of trial.
Justice Muchelule termed the matter “very serious”. He cited that if proven true, it would be a crime and would have far-reaching implications on the petition.
Mutua was declared winner with 238,405 votes against Wavinya’s 199,257.
“This victory is very special because it was a competition between me and Kalonzo who put together all his political arsenal. It was not about Wavinya’s candidature but the removal of Mutua,” the governor said shortly after he was declared winner in the August poll.
He accused Kalonzo of investing too much effort in scuttling his development agenda. “We won because we wanted to show that development is more important than sycophancy,” he said.