Kitui County Governor, H.E Charity Ngilu through her pointman Phillip Mumo lost her case against County Assembly of Kitui.
The case between Mr Phillip Mumo Mutinda and 9 respondents among them Kitui County Governor in the Employment and labour relations Court at Nairobi petition NO. 228 of 2019
In judgment seen by KituiOnline it read “….From the foregoing, the Court finds no merit in the Petition and orders it dismissed with costs to the 2nd to 9th Respondents”
On 3 July 2019, the County Assembly after a public outcry resolved to inquire into the authenticity of academic qualifications/educational credentials of all the County Executive Committee Members. The Committee on Appointments was tasked with the responsibility.
The Committee on Appointments carried out the mandate and it presented a Report on Verification of Educational Credentials for the Kitui County Executive Committee Members sometime in July 2019.
Amongst the recommendations of the Committee was that the Governor removes from office the Petitioner within 7 days on the ground that he had violated section 35(3) of the County Governments Act (it was alleged the Petitioner had presented a forged degree certificate from Mt. Kenya University) and in default, the County Assembly should proceed to impeach him.