Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero is facing yet another court battle. Barely a week after agreeing to end his dispute with Women Representative Rachel Shebesh, Organisation for National Empowerment Chairman Benjamin Ndolo has sued the governor on grounds that he is unfit to hold public office.
Mr Ndolo claims Kidero has disgraced the office of the governor and that he has been involved in corrupt practices. He accuses him of attempting to have his legal fees paid from the county government’s bank accounts.
“There are reasons to believe that Dr Kidero has committed a crime under the national or international law and thus brought disgrace to the office of the governor,” said Ndolo.
Mr Ndolo wants the governor’s office declared vacant and insists the governor should be prosecuted for flouting the Leadership and Integrity Act. Referring to last year’s Shebesh slap, Mr Ndolo termed it as unethical worsened by his denial of any recollection of the same. He maintained that a state officer should demonstrate honesty in the conduct of public affairs especially when conveying information to the public.
According to Ndolo, article 181 of the constitution states that the county governor may be removed from office for grossly violating the constitution and that he is looking to restore the image of the governor’s office with this law suit.