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IEBC Stopped From Clearing Top UDA Politician

Karungo Thang'wa who is vying for the Kiambu Senator position on a UDA party ticket ( Photo Courtesy)

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, has temporarily been barred from clearing Karungo wa Thang'wa who is contesting the Kiambu Senator position on a United Democratic Alliance party ticket.

In a Wednesday ruling, the High Court argued that Thang'wa is not fit to hold public office and that the electoral agency should not accept his nomination documents. This is according to Standard Journalist Geoffrey Mosoku.

The top UDA politician is among the high profile politicians who are starring at being locked out of the August 9 general election over integrity questions.

Thang'wa, was in 2019 impeached as a member of the Kiambu County Executive Committee ( CEC) on abuse of office claims.

According to the Chief Justice Martha Koome, any office holder who is impeached stands impeached and ineligible to run for any political office.

So far, former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and Kiambu's Ferdinand Waititu, are two high profile politicians who could be barred from contesting any political seat come the August 9 general election. And Thang'wa could be joining the list.


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