Wavinya Ndeti disqualified from contesting Machakos governors seat

As a result her name will not be on the ballot box come August 8 2017.


The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) disputes tribunal has nullified her nomination as Wiper's Machakos governor candidate after finding it irregular.

This is after MCA Peter Kyalo filed a petition arguing the fierce critic of Dr. Alfred Mutua was a member of two political parties which is against the law.

"This committee has considered submissions from both parties and has come to the conclusion that the complaint has merit and is therefore allowed" Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati said on Thursday.

Kyalo noted Wavinya is a candidate for governor on a Wiper ticket yet she is still the leader and member of her Chama Cha Uzalendo.

The tribunal further heard that Ndeti became a member of Wiper on April 6, a day after the defection deadline, and that her nomination was therefore irregular and unlawful.

By doing so Kyalo noted that Wiper allowed a stranger to participate in its primaries which is in violation of the Elections Act.

According to Wiper party constitution one ought to be an active member of the party for atleast three months before vying for any seat.

Ndeti through her lawyer dismissed the claims made before the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal, saying her nomination was valid and that she was not a member of CCU.

The politician had asked the committee to dismiss the complaint, which she termed witch-hunt aimed at reopening issues previously determined by the tribunal.

Ndeti was declared winner after a rematch against Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala and was to face incumbent Alfred Mutua.


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