Raila asked to swear another affidavit in election petition
Written By:KBC court reporters , Posted: Mon, Mar 10, 2008
|Caption: Election loser Stanley Livondo claims the Prime Minister Designate Raila Odinga swore a wrong affidavit in the petition challenging his election|
The court has given Prime Minister designate Raila Odinga three days to file a further affidavit on why an election petition against him by election loser Stanley Livondo should be struck out.
Livondo now claims that Odinga swore a wrong affidavit in the petition challenging his election to prevent its hearing.
He also claims that the Langata MP’s election should be nullified because he allegedly swore a wrong oath of allegiance during the MP’s swearing in ceremony.
But Raila through Orengo and advocates company has requested for three days to swear a further affidavit on why Livondo’s claims should be dismissed.
The case will be mentioned on March 20.
And barely a week after Mwenje’s Children were allowed to manage their father’s estate, a law firm has gone to court seeking to block further withdrawal from the account over claims of a 5 million shillings debt.
High Court judge Paul Kihara has ordered the law firm to appear before the high court deputy registrar on Tuesday for the hearing of the application.
Last week the court allowed two of Mwenje’s children to withdraw money from the ailing former legislator’s account to enable them pay his hospital bills and upkeep for their other siblings.
The former Embakasi MP has been admitted to Nairobi hospital since January this year.
And before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Gilbert Mutembei was Michael Ndirangu and Simon Njoroge charged with kidnapping a minor at Karatina town in Nyeri district on March 2.
They faced another charge of demanding for 3 million shillings from the minor’s guardian as a fee for his return.
They denied the offense and will be remanded until March 25 when the case will be mentioned.
In the same court, Jenipher Lutsilili was charged with violently robbing Ramanbhai Patel of cash and goods valued at over 200 thousand shillings and killing the said Patel after the robbery at Parklands, Nairobi.
The case will be heard on April 1.