What Muthama did before Wavinya was blocked from August Election
On Thursday, Ndeti’s aspiration was crushed after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) blocked her from contesting in the August 8 General Election.
According to the IEBC, Wavinya's nomination barred because she was a member of two political parties.
“At the time of the nomination of Ndeti, she was a member of both Chama Cha Uzalendo and Wiper party, which is against the law,” IEBC noted.
Ndeti’s troubles started after a Machakos MCA identified as Kyalo Peter Kyuli petitioned the electoral body.
In his petition, he argued that Ms. Ndeti ditched her CCU party for Wiper on April 6, 2017, a day after the party-hopping window had been shut by the courts.
Senator Muthama swore an affidavit in support of the petition which saw the former Kathiani MP removed from the Machakos Gubernatorial race.
At the same time, Muthama also announced that he was no longer part of the Wiper party following Ndeti's win during the party’s primaries.
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The Senator noted that he would also not defend his seat in the upcoming poll.
After IEBC’s verdict Ndeti moved to High Court to challenge it. She argued that she does not belong to two parties.
Wiper Executive Director Jared Siso opposed the decision stating: “We see the judgment as an infringement on the rights and freedom of Hon. Wavinya to choose the Wiper party as her party of choice.”
"Following the ruling, the Wiper top leadership and Hon. Wavinya's campaign team have assembled a team of top-notch lawyers in the country to move with speed and seek legal redress," Mr. Siso noted.
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