Supreme Court must deliver justice, says Mudavadi

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(From left) Vihiga Senator George Khaniri, ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi, Vihiga Governor Wilber Otichilo, the outgoing Governor Moses Akaranga and Vihiga Deputy Governor Patrick Saisi
(From left) Vihiga Senator George Khaniri, ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi, Vihiga Governor Wilber Otichilo, the outgoing Governor Moses Akaranga and Vihiga Deputy Governor Patrick Saisi

National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principal Musalia Mudavadi has asked the Supreme Court to deliver justice to Kenyans after the coalition filed a petition seeking to invalidate presidential results. Mudavadi said their fate now lies with its lawyers, court judges and God for a favorable outcome on their plea.

He said the seven bench judges should each give their verdict and be heard by Kenyans. “We don’t want justice to be frustrated. Let them read their verdicts individually and tell Kenyans their stand in broad daylight, “said Mudavadi.

Mudavadi was speaking at Kidundu grounds during the swearing-in ceremony of Vihiga governor Wilber Ottichilo and his deputy Patrick Saisi by Justice Hellen Omondi.

“We want leaders to be elected in a transparent manner devoid of irregularities. We are waiting for the courts to make their ruling,” said Mudavadi.

He called on the MCAs elect to take their roles seriously and act as a watchdog to hold the executive accountable for the shrewd use of scarce resources in the county.

He urged the elected governor to seek guidance and consultations from various leaders to steer the County ahead in terms of development.

“As the best performer with the use of NG-CDF kitty Nationwide while you were Emuhaya MP, we hope the achievement will be trickled to the County,” said Mudavadi amid applause from the audience.

He added that devolution must work and said there will be no political interference to derail the newly elected governor’s objectives.

Musalia congratulated the outgoing governor Moses Akaranga as the pioneer governor who amid challenges, did his best to improve the lives of the residents.

“The new governor will take stern and painful measures to reduce the wage bill and ensure accountability on every employee for the success of his regime,” said Mudavadi.

He cautioned the governor against being surrounded by people with questionable integrity who are out to cut his links with the residents and leaders of the region.

The ceremony was attended by outgoing deputy governor Caleb Amaswache, Senator elect George Khaniri,  MPs elect Chris Omulele(Luanda), Omboko Milemba(Emuhaya), Ernest Ogesi(Vihiga) Charles Gimose(Hamisi), Alfred Agoi(Sabatia) among other leaders.