Ex-LSK boss moves to court to block vetting of IEBC nominees

By Hallygan Agade

Former Law Society of Kenya CEO Apollo Mboya has moved to court to stop the vetting or approval of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson nominee and members of the commission.

Subsequently, Justice John Mutinga Mativo has certified the case which is will be mentioned on Tuesday as urgent.

The advocate wants the National Assembly restrained from doing so pending hearing and determination of the case he has filed.

Apolo Mboya in his sworn affidavit has faulted the selection panel for failing to provide the criteria used to shortlist the candidates.

According to the city lawyer, the nominee recommended to the President by the IEBC selection panel were not the most suitable and qualified candidates for the advertised positions.

Mboya argues the selection panel contravened principal of governance which includes integrity, transparency and accountability.

He says that the Bernadette Musundi led panel exceeded its mandate by re-advertising the position of chairperson.

He now wants parliament to be restrained from vetting and approving the electoral body nominees.

High court judge, Justice John Mutinga Mativo has certified the case as urgent and set tomorrow for its hearing.

In Malindi a Woman who allegedly conspired with her American boyfriend to murder her husband while on holiday at a Watamu hotel in Malindi wants her bond terms to be reviewed.

Mina Shiraz Yakub was charged with murder of her husband who was Nairobi based business- man Jimmy Jagatram Baburam while on a family holiday on July 26th 2015.

She will however know the fate of her bond terms and whether she would still be reporting weekly to Gigiri police station on February 6th.

Detectives are still looking for her American boyfriend Jacob Schmalzle who reportedly fled out of the country before he was charged


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