The Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed an application for injunction filed by former Governor Mike Sonko seeking orders to restrain the swearing in of Ann Kananu as the Deputy Governor and performing the gubernatorial duties.
The court stated that the Deputy Governor and Acting Governor was duly nominated, vetted and sworn in as Deputy Governor and that application was overtaken by events.
There was every indication that the application would be thrown out after President Uhuru”s elder sister Christine Wambui in February asked that her name be withdrawn from the same petition.
The reports of Christine’s withdrawal were confirmed by senior counsel Paul Muite who served as the lead counsel for Kananu.
The petition was one of the obstacles standing on Kananu’s way to be sworn in as the substantive governor.
The remaining obstacle is the three-judge bench that will determine the fate of nine other petitions against her.
The Justice Said Chitembwe led bench has been presiding over the case since February 25,2021.
In January,the High Court temporarily stopped the swearing in of Ann Kananu as the Governor pending the hearing of a petition filed by the Law Society of Kenya( LSK) and Kenya Human Rights Commision ( KHRC)
A number of leaders have expressed confidence that she will overcome all the hurdles before the end of the year then be sworn in as the governor.
A number of leaders have expressed confidence that