Brian Khaemba,the lawyer representing Kirinyaga County gubernatorial election loser Wangui Ngirici addressing the media outside the Kerugoya law courts this afternoon after submitting to the court that he had been instructed by the petitioner to withdraw the matter
A Kirinyaga County gubernatorial loser has withdrawn a petition she had filled at the Kerugoya law courts against the win of Anne Waiguru.
Purity Wangui Ngirici who lost her gubernatoriual bid during the August 9 general eelctions to Waiguru told the court she would not wish to proceed with the matter .
Though her lawyer Brian Khaemba, the petitioner told the presiding Judge Richard Mwongo she did not wish to proceed further.
Laywer Kamotho Waiganjo addressing the media outside the Kerugoya law courts moments after it emerged Wangui Ngirici had withdrawn a petition she had filed against the August 9 kirinyaga gubernatorial win by Anne Wauguru this afternoon. Waiganjo and his colleague Paul Nyamondi were appearing for Waiguru who had been cited the second respondent in the matter
This development came about this afternoon when the court had organised for a pre- trial of the civil suite and caught the court , the media and a skeleton of the members of the public allowed in by surprise .
“While on my way to this court , I have received a phone call from the petitioner that I should disclose that she would not wish to proceed with the matter , “Khaemba submitted .
Mwongo then ordered the petitioner to file a formal application for withdrawal of the case .
Khaemba told the court he would be able to file the application within a week and serve the defendants after which a direction will be given.
Justice Richard Mwongo who is presiding over the Kirinyaga County gubernatorial election petition at the Kerugoya law courts
Lawyers defending Waiguru led by Kamotho Waiganjo and Paul Nyamodi told the court they were not opposed to the application but would make their official position after making a reply .
The matter was then adjourned to Oct 24 when the application will be submitted for the court to allow or reject.
The IEBC which had been named as the first respondent in the matter was represented by Charles Mwongela who was physically in court to handle case.
Kirinyaga County gubernatorial election petition presiding Judge Richard Mwongo when he ordered that Wangui Ngirici to formally file an application to withdraw the petition against the election of governor Anne Waiguru this afternoon
Mwongela was in the same court after the 2017 general elections for a similar petition which had been filed by Martha Karua disputing Anne Waiguru’s win .
This afternoon following the unprecedented development ,Mwongo then adjorned the matter until the fixed date while the media cops who had camped there since 2 pm were left with no option than to seek for a sort interview with the lawyers from both parties.
During the disputed polls ,Ngirici polled 105,677 votes while Waiguru won by securing 113,088 votes
Kerugoya Law Courts where the disputed Kirinyaga County Gubernatoriak election petition by a loser Wangui Ngirici was to start this afternoon but couldn't take off after she informed the court she was withdrawing the matter.
Ngirici is the immediate former Kirinyaga County Woman Representative after she clinched the seat upon unseating Karimi Njuguna who was the first holder of the position.