My administration is still intact, impeached Wajir Governor Abdi say

Monday, May 24th, 2021 21:07 |
Ousted Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi

Despite his ouster at the Senate Assembly and the subsequent swearing-in of Ali Muktar as governor, impeached Wajir governor Mohamed Abdi Mohamud holds that he is still in office.

Muktar was sworn into office as governor on Tuesday barely a day after Abdi's impeachment at the Senate.

On Monday, the embattled politician took to his social media handles to inform the public of a High Court order that dismissed a gazette notice on the swearing-in of governor Muktar.

"Meru High Court has today ruled on the enforcement of the 18th May Court Order stopping the Gazzette Notice on the Swearing-in of the Deputy Governor and as well as the Senate Resolution to impeach me as governor, Wajir County," he said.

Abdi says that his administration remains in office, thanks to the court order that declared his ouster illegal.

"The entire process of the 'impeachment' and the 'swearing-in' issue were illegal and unprocedural from the start. Rest assured my administration remains intact, despite the immense obstacles and tensions caused by political cartels and enemies of Wajir's progress," he added.

His sentiments come barely a week after he attended the Council of Governors (CoG) meeting despite being impeached and his deputy taking over.

His attendance followed an invitation he received from COG.

CoG had earlier criticised the process of his impeachment saying it is not only unprocedural but also unlawful.

Led by Chair Martin Wambora, CoG lamented over the emerging trend of swearing-in deputy governors, immediately after the impeachment of governors, without regarding court processes.

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