Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu resumed his position as the county boss over the weekend.
According to Waititu, the only way a governor’s seat can be vacant is when he or she dies, resigns or gets impeached, further adding that his court cases are nothing but cheap politics.
His defiance comes at a time when Justice Mumbi Ngugi ruled that public officers accused of graft should not access their office until the case is heard and completed.
Lawyers warn Waititu that his action amounts to contempt of court as the judge ruled that he should not exercise any duties.
Speaking after attending a church service in Kikuyu constituency, Waititu insisted that he is still the county boss with full executive powers.
He insists he will continue to execute his mandate at the offices in sub-county level, adding that he was only blocked from attending his Kiambu office.
“I talked to my deputy governor and there is no confusion. He acknowledges that I am still the governor,” Waititu said.
The ruling by Justice Ngugi continues to elicit mixed reactions with a section of Kenyans applauding it as a big step in the fight against corruption.