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Kidero, Shebesh to face charges after talks fail

Justice Isaac Lenaola on Monday allowed Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko to proceed with charges against Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and Women Representative Rachel Shebesh.

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This was after the two politicians failed to agree on a out of court settlement.

Lawyer Cecil Miller, representing Ms Shebesh, told the Judge that they had waited in vain for Mr Kidero to meet the terms for reconciliation.

He said Ms Shebesh is ready to face the charges.

Governor Kidero will be charged with assault charges after allegedly slapping Ms Shebesh during a scuffle at City hall in September last year.

Ms Shebesh will be charged with creating public disturbance.

Governor Kidero and Ms Shebesh were involved in a scuffle at City Hall in the full glare of the media.

The incident happened when Ms Shebesh, accompanied by aggrieved Nairobi City County workers who are demanding better pay, went to Dr Kidero’s office.

The governor had just returned from a meeting with visiting Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan when he came face to face with Ms Shebesh, some members of the County Assembly and the workers.

The situation turned chaotic and it was then that Dr Kidero allegedly slapped Ms Shebesh before telling her off.

After the incident, both the governor and the Women Representative separately recorded statements with the police.