Jubilee Governor to be arrested after quitting August elections

The governor is a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, accompanied by Governors Peter Munya, Kinuthia Mbugua and Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri in Naivasha.

The three are wanted for disobeying a court order requiring them to pay wages owed to former employees.

Lady Justice Monica Mbaru of the Employment and Labour Relations Court (ELRC) ordered that they should appear in court next week to explain why they should not be jailed for violating an order of the court.

The court was informed by lawyer Brian Otieno who is representing the ex-employees, that the Governor and the officials had not obeyed the order.

Justice Mbaru ordered Nakuru OCPD to speedily arrest the three. She asked that they be taken to court on or before June 13.

According to the lawyer, the court had made a finding that the employees had been unlawfully suspended and they should be paid their dues.

It was therefore irregular for the governor and the county secretary to continue holding onto their wages.

The court order adds to the Governor Mbugua’s woes who lost the Jubilee Party nominations to former chairman of the National Transport and Safety Authority Lee Kinyanjui.

Kinyanjui, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Nakuru Town, garnered 216,385 votes while Mbugua got 150,137 in the primaries.

Last week Mbugua announced he had bowed out of the Nakuru gubernatorial race.

Mbugua said he had stepped down as an independent candidate and thrown his weight behind the Jubilee Party candidate Kinyanjui.

Mbugua stepped down after meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto at State House Nakuru.

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