BIG BLOW to President UHURU KENYATTA and RUTO as their appointee FERDINAND WAITITU is declared UNFIT to hold office.
Friday February 28, 2014 – The High Court, has today, declared Ferdinand Waititu, unfit to hold public office and nullified his appointment as chairman of Athi Water Services Board.
Making the ruling, Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi said, Waititu is unfit to hold any public office urging President Uhuru Kenyatta to make another appointment.
The ruling followed an application by Nairobi tycoon, Benson Riitho, who claimed that Mr Waititu did not meet the integrity threshold to hold public office.
In his application, Ritho claimed that the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Judy Wakungu irregularly appointed Mr Waititu to head the water board without considering the integrity of the former MP.
He went on to say Waititu lacks personal integrity, competence and is not suitable to hold the post as demanded by constitutional threshold.
In her ruling justice Mumbi Ngugi ruled that she was satisfied with the urgent application filed by Mr. Benson to temporarily stop Mr Waititu from assuming office until the case is heard and determined.
This is a big embarrassment to President Uhuru since Waititu was his close ally and one of his close lieutenants who stood by him all the time.