In a statement on Thursday, January 30, Onyiego said the county’s failure did not comply with the time element stipulated in the law.
He further said the County Committee on assumption of the Office of Governor failed to publish the time, date and the place of the swearing in both the Kenya and County Gazette.
“It is those Gazette notices that grant the power to swear in the deputy governor in such a situation,” said Onyiego.
Statement by Judge Onyiego..what I don't understand is how a county commissioner would want to force a judge to do an illegality by swearing in James Nyoro, as reported in a separate page. Why the hurry. Who is karanja Kibicho? pic.twitter.com/dYIkiEpQoM
— dantorish (@dantorish1) January 30, 2020
The swearing-in was scheduled to take place in Kiambu county on Thursday at 8am, with the MCAs spending the better part of the day singing and dancing.
However, County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndichu announced it had been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.
The need to fill the vacuum arose after Governor Ferdinand Waititu was impeached by Senate on Wednesday evening.
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