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Nairobi County Assembly Wants Judge to Recuse Himself From Clerk Case

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Battle for the lucrative Nairobi County Assembly clerk’s post has taken a new twist with the Assembly’s team now demanding that Justice Mohammed Warsame recuses himself from the case challenging Jacob Ngweles’ dismissal as assembly clerk.
Through their lawyer Michael Osundwa, current clerk Edward Gichana feels that he would not be accorded fair hearing.
“A judge must be polite and must give each party equal chance and fair trial it is true that my client is not happy with the manner in which this case is being handled I was not given the opportunity to elaborate my case,” Osundwa noted.
Former clerk Jacob Ngwele is challenging his dismissal by County Assembly Service Board and earlier ruling by labour and relation court affirming the same.

Justice Maureen Onyango ruled that Ngwele’s appointment to the clerk’s office was shrouded in irregularities.

“The petitioner sought an injunction against the respondents for illegally or unfairly interfering with his employment by way of suspension, termination or removal whether acting directly or through third party… Having found that the petitioner’s appointment was shrouded in irregularities, hence illegal, this court declines to grant those orders,” Onyango ruled ruled.


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