Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua has waded in the murky waters of an election petition pitting Governor Charity Ngilu and her predecessor Julius Malombe, urging the latter to drop the court case.
Addressing the World Aids Day fete at Katulani centre over the weekend, Mr Wambua termed Dr Malombe’s move to drag Ngilu to court as a great disservice to the people of Kitui.
“You can’t expect Governor Ngilu to serve the electorate satisfactorily when she is literally scurrying from office to court and vice versa all in the name of unwarranted political rivalry.
“Her attention has certainly been divided and such will only derail the implementation of her radical development agenda for Kitui,” argued the senator.
He vowed to mobilize elders from across the county to pay a visit to the former county boss so that they can talk sense into him and convince him to withdraw the petition.
“The petition is only serving to frustrate the governor and we will not just sit back and continue to watch as things go south,” he added.
After suffering a marginal lose in the August 8th general election, in which former Senator David Musila only managed a second position, Malombe rushed to the High Court at Kitui to seek invalidation of Ngilu election on grounds that it was marred by electoral malpractices.
Malombe further wants the court to order fresh gubernatorial election for Kitui should Ngilu’s win be declared null and void.
The petition is coming up for hearing on Thursday, December 7, 2017 with Malombe’s 15 witnesses taking to the dock to testify.