Garissa County Deputy Governor Abdi Dagane Muhumed has been enjoined in a case challenging the academic qualification of Governor Ali Korane.
In his ruling, Justice James Makau ruled that Dagane gave sufficient reasons to be enjoined in the case.
The petition was filed by Aden Mukhtar Bare on behalf of his son Idriss Mukhtar was shot as he pursued the matter.
Mukhtar wants the declare the Garissa Governor Ali Korane to vacate his seat on grounds that he presented fake academic papers to be cleared for the gubernatorial race, thereby breaching the Constitution.
In his application to be enjoined, the Deputy Governor argued that he will be directly affected by the outcome of the case being the DG.
“I have a legal interest in the suit due to the nature of my appointment and my position as the deputy governor and will be affected by any negative outcome of the suit,” claimed Dagane in his affidavit.
Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC) said it has commenced investigations into the allegations against Korane.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) opposed the DG’s application saying only Governor Korane’s documents were being challenged in court.
Through lawyer Paul Nyamondi, the commission argued that the petition is specific to the qualification of the governor for nomination for the position in terms of article 88 (4)(e) of the constitution and not nomination of Dagane.