Jubilee Politician files new petition against ex footballer Mariga

More woes for Mariga

Footballer McDonald Mariga

Jubilee aspirant Morris Kinyanjui has moved to the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal challenging the nomination of football star McDonald Mariga.

According to Kinyanjui the approval of Mariga was not lawfully done as the party did not hold any primaries.

The petitioner argued that the nomination exercise was not conducted in line with the party’s constitution and laid down regulations.

The applicant strongly believes that he has a prima facie case which is likelihood of success,” reads part of the petition.

He pointed out that he was unhappy with the IEBC's decision to clear the former footballer to contest in the by-election, as he believes that due process was not followed.

Accusations within Jubilee

In the petition, Kinyanjui has sued Mariga and the Jubilee Party Elections Board and named the IEBC as the first respondent.

The petition comes barely a day after the IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee cleared Mariga to vie for the Kibra by-election.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati and Commissioner Boya Molu said that the electoral body allowed Mariga to contest for the Kibra parliamentary seat reversing an earlier decision that barred him from contesting.

Some Jubilee aspirants claimed Mariga’s candidature was being pushed from some quarters within Jubilee allegations which were denied by the footballer.

Nominated MP Maina Kamanda and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria accused people inside their party of pushing Mariga to contest to undermine the handshake.

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