Gatundu South Member of Parliament, Moses Kuria, has won a case against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Milton Mwenda, candidate Chama Cha Kazi disqualified for by-elections in Kiagu district.
Kuria went to court on September 30 to challenge the IEBC’s decision to bar Mwenda from running for Kiagu Ward’s by-election. In a statement released by the IEBC, the former was accused of violating the constitution.
“The Committee noted that the 2 had not resigned from their functions of public officer within the legal deadline of 7 days after the declaration of vacancy”, one reads in the press release published by the commission.
IEBC gave CCK 72 hours to nominate another candidate. Mwenda was barred on September alongside the National Ordinary People Empowerment Union (NOPEU) candidate.
Following the petition by Kuria, the High Court issued an order stopping IEBC from conducting the by-election scheduled for October 14, pending the hearing and determination of the matter.
The seat fell vacant after the demise of Eunice Karegi of Governor Alfred Mutua's Maendeleo Chap Chap party (MCC)
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