Pay my Sh3.3m, MP tells Kindiki, lawyer

Leg­is­la­tor was awarded the cash af­ter he won elec­tion pe­ti­tion in 2009

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - BEN­SON NYAGESIBA @Nyagesiba

South Mugirango MP Man­son Nyamweya on Wed­nes­day filed suit at the High Court in Kisii, de­mand­ing that his lawyers in an elec­tion pe­ti­tion filed in 2009 be or­dered to pay him Sh3.3 mil­lion awarded to him.

He won the elec­tion pe­ti­tion against former MP Omingo Ma­gara. Nyamweya moved to court af­ter lawyers Kithure Kindiki and Omwanza Om­bati failed to pay him the money, which the then Elec­toral Com­mis­sion of Kenya paid them.

He told Jus­tice Win­fridah Ok­wany he was awarded Sh7.5 mil­lion, the lawyers took their share – Sh4 mil­lion – but re­fused to pay him the bal­ance.

Nyamweya said that he hired Kin- diki first be­fore Om­bati took over. “I de­cided to seek re­dress be­cause I have waited for long to re­ceive the money, even af­ter the com­mis­sion for­warded the cash to the lawyers.”

He told the court he had re­quested Omwanza to pay Sh2.3 mil­lion for­warded to him but he re­fused to do so.

Nyamweya’s lawyer Oguttu Mboya said he served the de­fen­dants and told them to ap­pear for the case hear­ing but they were un­avail­able.

He asked Ok­wany to al­low the case to pro­ceed with­out them, which she did.

Mboya said the de­fen­dants have never de­nied re­ceiv­ing the cash “so my client should be paid what is right­fully his.”

The case will be de­ter­mined on De­cem­ber 6.

Nyamweya’s elec­tion pe­ti­tion had ini­tially been re­jected.

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