Governor Waititu's lawyer threatens him

The case his lawyer is involved in could lead to the governor losing his seat.

The lawyer has made a sudden move and applied to be excluded from all cases in which he is representing the governor, citing a collapsed client–advocate relationship, in the hope of suing the governor and push him to make payment.

"He has not paid me and I am unable to proceed with representing him anymore. He never responds to my calls and I have to stop acting for him in about 15 other cases," Mr Kinyanjui says in the application, adding that the governor failed to pay him, to enable the conclusion of the Punjab University degree lawsuit, filed by former Governor William Kabogo.

He added: "I was compelled to inform him that my law firm was not going to proceed with the cases, more over I cannot use my own funds to progress the proceedings.”

Forged degree

In March 2016, the row between Mr Waititu and Kabogo intensified after the latter moved to court seeking to block the former from contesting for the gubernatorial seat.

Though lawyer Issa Mansur, the ex-Governor said Waititu had breached the leadership and Integrity Act and is not suitable to hold public office.

Mr Kabogo stated that Mr Waititu lied about his academic credentials when he submitted his self-declaration forms.

“He does not possess any valid university degree and there is no evidence he went through a process of learning, tutoring and examination,” the governor said in court papers.

Mr Kabogo said he studied at Punjab University and was shocked to hear Waititu say he went to the same institution.

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