In a pursuit to untie the noose that has constantly threatened to end Anne Waiguru’s quest to be the Kirinyaga governor, a section of Kirinyaga residents have moved to court seeking to have a report by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) against former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru quashed.
The 102 residents filed a suit on Monday claiming that in the event that the besieged former Cabinet Secretary was locked out of the Governor's race come August 8, their right to elect a leader of their choice will be violated.
In their court papers presented by the residents led by Charles Kariuki, they argued that Waiguru should not be prevented from holding public office based on the findings by National Assembly committee over the National Youth Service scandal.
The group of residents sued the National Assembly, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the Attorney-General Githu
Further, they presented that Waiguru was never given a chance to cross examine those who were called and testified against her during the hearings by the committee.
"Petitioners are apprehensive Waiguru's ethical fitness to contest for the seat may be based on the PAC's report which is erroneous, unlawful and offending," the court papers read.
Waiguru also moved to court seeking to acquire similar orders.