Court nullifies IEBC’s decision to bar Wavinya from race

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The high court has permanently withdrawn the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions (IEBC) decision to bar Machakos Wiper governor aspirant, Wavinya Ndeti, from contesting.

The court ruled that the move had no legal basis.

While making the ruling Judge George Odunga said Wavinya has met the set prerequisite as a candidate under the Wiper party.

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Odunga noted that the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal had decided she is a bonafide member of the party led by NASA principal Kalonzo Musyoka.

He said the IEBC committee had no power to nullify the tribunal’s decision.

A jubilant Wavinya, who was at the court during the hearing, will face off with Governor Alfred Mutua of Maendeleo Chap Chap in the August 8 general election.

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Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday takes his campaigns to Murang’a County where is expected to hold a rally at Ihura stadium.

The President was due in the area on Tuesday but the visit was postponed to give him more time to tour other areas.

Meanwhile, NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga today takes his campaigns to Nakuru County in a bid to amass support in the region ahead of the August 8 polls.

Raila will be accompanied by his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka, and the other co-principals.

The opposition team is expected to address rallies in Naivasha and Kuresoi. Nakuru CCM governor aspirant Peter Koros and woman representative Gladys Kamuren said all is set for the opposition leader’s tour.

The two have asked NASA principals to steer clear of any forms of incitement during their campaign tour.

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Elsewhere, Kajiado Governor, David Nkedianye, has slammed his political opponents in the Jubilee party for peddling lies that he intends to displace non locals from his county.

While addressing his supporters at a political rally in Kajiado south, Nkedianye said his competitors are using land issues to gain political mileage.

Nkedianye said that during his tenure has been steadfast to ensure justice prevails for land buyers and sellers in the county.

He distanced himself from leaflets circulating in the area claiming that a section of communities will be displaced, terming them as far fetched rumors by his competitors.

Nkedianye is defending his position on an ODM ticket against Jubilee’s Joseph ole Lenku and PNU’s Daniel Livondo.

In addition, Meru governor Peter Munya has dismissed claims by his political opponent Meru senator Kiraitu Murungi that he was NASA’s agent in Meru region.

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Instead the Governor maintained that he is in PNU to stay and his party supports the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term.

On Monday, Kiraitu accused Munya of being a secret campaigner of NASA in the region and asked him to come out clearly on the matter.

He further accused Munya of paying youths at night to attend NASA’s meeting in Meru, but Munya dismissed the claims.

During the weekend, when NASA toured several townships in Meru county, NASA’s leaders said Munya was the best candidate for Meru governorship.

Meanwhile the Governor has welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to Meru on Saturday but advised against campaigning for his rival Kiraitu.


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