Kiambu Governor William Kabogo was yesterday ordered to pay his rival Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu Sh5.3 million as costs in case which was ruled in Kabogo’s favour.
Deputy Register Mwayuli issued the orders after Kabogo’s petition challenging Waititu’s Punjab University degree case was dimissed.
Waititu filed a bill of costs totaling to Sh50.9 million he accrued from prosecuting the case.
Justice Joseph Onguto had dismissed a suit filed by the Governor with cost on December 7, which prompted the MP to file a bill of costs of the petition.
Through lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui, the MP’s bill of costs contained the legal fees, the filing of various documents in courts and also the cost incurred on the different hearing dates.
In the suit, Judge Joseph Onguto dismissed Kabogo’s application saying that the court had no jurisdiction to hear and determine matters pertaining leadership and Integrity.
Kabogo had moved to court challenging Waititu’s academic credentials.
Kabogo had claimed that he is an alumni of Punjab University and was surprised by the claims of Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu that he was in the same university and earned a degree.
He claimed that Waititu does not possess any degree from a recognized University and there is no evidence that he went through a process of learning, tutoring and examination to meet all the requirements of the University degree.
Kabogo averred that residents and voters of Kabete Constituency and Kiambu County in general are entitled to be represented by persons who adhere to and comply with the principles of leadership and integrity.