Relief for Taita Tavera Speaker as Court stops his ouster

The High Court has stopped Members of Taita Taveta County Assembly from voting to replace the current County Assembly Speaker Wisdom Mwamburi Kazungu pending the hearing and determination of a case filed before it.

Justice George Dulu gave the said orders after Kazungu’,s lawyer filed an application before the court.

Kazungu filed an application stopping his ouster through Mutisya Mwanza Ondeng Advocates .

In court papers in our possesion, the Speaker sought interim orders suspending the said plot.

Those sued in court in connection to the above plots are; The County Clerk, Taita Taveta County Asembly and Mrs Rose Shingira.

They are jointly said to have plotted to oust the speaker from office using unconstitutional means.

They are yet to reply to the suit during the time of publishing.

Mrs Rose Shingirana and the County Assembly Clerk are said to have chaired some meetings to lobby for MCAs to oust the petioner.

The court was also informed that the the Speaker had received bundles of papers informing him of the plot to file a motion seeking his removal at 3pm and was expected to appear the following day at 8am!

He told the court through his lawyer that the respondents have fabricated some allegations against him to justify his removal.

While rendering his orders on the application , Justice George Dulu gave orders stopping any attempts of ejecting the speaker.

” Upon Considering the application, the certificate of urgency and supporting affidavit its hereby ordered that a conservatory order is granted restraining the second respondent either by itself, a member, the 1st Respondent , any officer, member, Secretariat or anyone whosoever from holding any elections, electing and appointing whether permantly or in acting capacity any person to the position of the speaker of the County Asemby of Taita Taveta until next mention date hereafter,” the Judge ruled.

He added that the application be served to the respondent for interpaties hearing and directed that the matter be mentioned on July 11 for mention and directions.