Five witnesses who had been procured by TNA Nairobi County Representative Rachael Shebesh have withdrawn from the assault case involving Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero and Shebesh days after a High Court Judge directed the two politicians to pursue reconciliation.
The witnesses, all Nairobi County Assembly members allied to The National Alliance party of President Uhuru Kenyatta remained active until Judge Lenaola stopped the prosecution of Dr Kidero Â by urging the two to reconcile.
The five witnesses earlier today headed to the police to withdraw their statements in what they now say is to “speed up the process of reconciliation to enhance development in the city”.
“We are headed to police to withdraw our statements.Â We are five of us and our aim is to ensure there is reconciliation to enhance development in the city,” said Hashim Kamau. Others included Janet Wala, Mumo Mate, Mugo Kanyi and Mark Ndung’u.
Shebesh had lined seven witnesses to testify against the Nairobi Governor.
Justice Lenaola stopped the DPP from charging the two after a successful petition to the Court by Patrick Ochaka.
CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro forwarded the case to DPP where they recommended Dr Kidero be charged for assault and Rachael Shebesh for creating public disturbance. However,Â Ochaka argued that the planned charges were discriminatory and only meant to humiliate the Nairobi Governor.
Justice Lenaola then gave the two politicians 13 days to settle their differences and report to him.