Wavinya makes new move after being barred from August elections

The move comes barely hours after IEBC nullified her nomination as Wiper's gubernatorial candidate.

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The IEBC on Thursday nullified the nomination of Wavinya Ndeti as the Wiper candidate on the grounds that that she was a member of two parties at the same time; Wiper Party and Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU).

The ruling followed a successful petition by MCA Peter Kyalo. The petitioner, a member of Wiper, argued that Ndeti should be disqualified from the race.

Tribunal chairman Wafula Chebukati said the compliant filed by MCA Peter Kyalo had merit.

“This committee has considered submissions from both parties and have come to a conclusion that the complaint has merit and is therefore allowed,” he said.

In a certificate of urgency, Wavinya argues that the respondent’s decision are prejudicial and violates her right to participate in public elections and further threatens to violate the political rights of people of Machakos County to freely elect a person of their choice as a governor.

Wavinya claims that in arriving at the decision that she is a member of two political parties, IEBC did not accord to the principles of the Constitution and the Political Parties Act in particular provisions on membership to a political party.

She also wants the court to direct IEBC to include her name in the candidates list to be published in the Kenya Gazette.

In her affidavit, Wavinya claims that she resigned for the Chama Cha Uzalendo Political Party on April 5, 2017 and joined Wiper Party when the CCU entered into a coalition agreement with the Wiper Party.

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