TNA Tribunal upholds Kuria’s nomination

By KBC Reporter

The tribunal was probing allegations of massive irregularities filed by Moses Kuria’s (left) competitors (File)

The National Alliance Party (TNA) Appeals Tribunal has upheld the nomination of Moses Kuria as the party’s candidate in the August 7th Gatundu South by-election.

The tribunal was probing the circumstances of Kuria’s nomination after his competitors filed a complaint alleging massive irregularities in the exercise in which he garnered 8,000 votes.

The petitions challenging Moses Kuria’s nomination were filed by former MP Joseph Ngugi’s widow, Joyce Wanjiku, and lawyer, Kiarie Kamere.

The nomination controversy drew in a section of political leaders who termed the nomination exercise a sham.

The Gatundu South seat fell vacant following the death of Joseph Ngugi Nyumu.

Elsewhere, the CORD Coalition will field a single candidate in the August 7th Mathare by-election.

CORD Principals, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula Tuesday jointly issued the nomination certificate to ODM’s Stephen Kariuki.