Garissa County’e embattled Governor Nathif Adam Jama today got a temporary reprieve following an order by the Supreme Court to allow him continue serving until the case challenging his election is resolved.
The Governor was accompanied to the courtrooms by his supporters led by the Deputy Governor Hon. Abdullahi Hussein, Garissa county women M.P Shukran Gure, Chairman of the disbanded public service board Harun Yussuf and Lagdera M.P. Mohamed Shidiye among other leaders.
Hearing of the case will start tomorrow.
A three Judge – bench of the court of Appeal consisting of D. K. Maraga, J. W. Mwera and P. M. Mwilu dismissed his election last week.
Two voters from the County, Abdihakim Osman Mohamed and Sahael Nuno Abdi successfully petitioned the Governor’s election and they went to the Court of Appeal after the High court upheld his election.
Back at home in Garissa, his supporters took to the streets to celebrate what they termed as a step in the right direction.
A long tussle in the corridors of Justice could be in the offing for the residents of Garissa as the battle now moves to the Supreme court.
Meanwhile Governor Nathif appealed to his supporters and the residents of Garissa at large to maintain peace and desist from any acts that can jeopardize the prevailing peace in the county.