Pay my Sh3.3m, MP tells Kindiki, lawyer
Legislator was awarded the cash after he won election petition in 2009
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.