By Ibrahim A Issack
A defamation case piting Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero against Kakamega senator Bony Khalwale took a different dimension today when prominent city lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi took issue with what termed as impartiality in the way Justice Sergon was handling the case.
Mr Abdullahi clashed with the judge in a heated exchange accusing him of favoritism.
Kidero’s Lawyer professor Tom Ojieda took issue with Ahmednassir’s presence expressing discomfort over what he considered undue advantage arguing that the Lawyer sat in a committee arbitrating the mumias sugar saga.
“My Lord let me make it clear .I don’t think the way you have conducted this matter gives us any confidence that you are partial in this matter.” argued Ahmednassir
Abdullahi read mischief why his presence is an issue while the judge said that it ought to be discussed. However, he want the matter to be handled by different judge.
“My lord in all fairness, I want you to refer this matter to the judge presiding this judicial justice…because the way you have conducted it ..I mean we can’t proceed” said the senior counsel.
Khalwale has allegedly accused Kidero of being a factor in the Mumias sugar saga resulting in this defamation suit by Kidero. The case will be heard on 3rd September,2015.