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Shebesh wants two weeks to drop case against Kidero

Even after publicly forgiving Governor Evans Kidero over assault claims last month, Women’s Representative Rachel Shebesh is yet to withdraw her court case.

Dr Kidero’s lawyer, Tom Ojienda is hopeful that Ms Shebesh will keep her word and withdraw the case.

“We pray that the petition be withdrawn,” Prof Ojienda told Justice David Majanja last week after informing him of his client’s withdrawal of the complaint. 

Filed cases

“I have forgiven Kidero unconditionally and I am ready to work with him…as women we have been taught to forgive,” Ms Shebesh said then.

The governor is alleged to have slapped the Women’s Rep on September 6 last year at his office. 

The two politicians had separately filed cases which were consolidated, seeking to stop DPP Keriako Tobiko from pressing charges against them over the alleged incidence. 

The DPP through prosecuting counsel Kioko Kamula said there was need for the matter to be finalised at the earliest time possible. 


According to a reconciliation agreement signed by the two leaders, they agreed never to revisit complaints they had made against each other. 

In the agreement, the two renounced and withdrew the complaints they had made against each other either by themselves, agents, witnesses or anybody claiming through them at Parliament or the Central Police Station. 

Lawyer Cecil Miller who is acting for Ms Shebesh told the court that she was unwell and needed two weeks to withdraw it. 

The judge directed that the case to be mentioned on March 19 to record a final settlement.