Moments after High Court Judge Pauline Nyamweya upheld Governor Ngilu’s victory on Friday, the governor has extended an olive branch to the petitioner and former Governor Julius Malombe.
Speaking outside the Milimani Law courts after the upholding of her election, Ngilu made a special request to Malombe, admitting publicly that she indeed needs him for the success of Kitui.
“I am grateful to God for this victory and extend a hand to Malombe who I respect so much to work with me in pushing the development agenda forward,” Ngilu said.
The incumbent governor further pleaded with Malombe along with other leaders to accept whatever fate had befallen everyone, saying that time for politics is long gone and adding that service-delivery to the people of Kitui is to be given first priority.
Malombe, who came a distant third in the August 8th elections had petitioned Ngilu’s election to county boss, claiming that the polls were marred with irregularities. The judge however dismissed the allegations saying that the petitioner lacked evidence and enough proof of any illegalities in the same polls.
Malombe was further slapped with a Sh6 million fine as the cost of the petition.