ANYANG’ NYONG’O finally gives up and withdraws case over quitting orders by KIBAKI

Thursday April 4, 2013 - Medical Minister and Kisumu Senator Peter Anyang Nyong’o finally gave in and withdrew his petition challenging the order by President Kibaki for Ministers elected to other posts to resign.

In the petition filed at the High Court, Nyong’o had alleged that should the Supreme Court rule in favour of Raila Odinga in the Presidential election petition, there would be a constitutional crisis for the caretaker Government to operate without Ministers before the next Government is in place.

Nyong’o got the full support of his CORD leader Raila Odinga who noted that the directives by Kibaki were unfounded and unconstitutional.

However yesterday, the Minister through his lawyer sought to withdraw the case citing Saturday’s Supreme Court ruling that upheld President elect Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory.

The Minister also withdrew cases against the Head of Public Service Francis Kimemia and Clerk of National Assembly who had been sued by the Minister in connection with the Minister’s resignation.

Nyong’o noted the matter had been overtaken by events and therefore the need for its withdrawal, this was agreed by Kimemia and the Presiding Judge Justice Issack Lenaola.



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