Female Jubilee MP risks losing seat after new case was filed at High Court

Orders to have Speaker Muturi her seat vacant

Female MPs Martha Wangari (far left), Jessica Mbalu, Anne Wanjiru Kibe and Jayne Kihara

Gatundu North Member of Parliament Anne Kibe is facing yet another law suit that is seeking to have her thrown out of parliament.

Former MP Clement Waibara has moved back to court seeking orders to have Speaker Justin Muturi declare her seat vacant.

In the new suit filed at the High Court, Waibara maintains that the female legislator had not resigned from her MCA post before she vied and won the Gatudu North seat.

"Kibe, with the assistance of IEBC, knowingly violated provisions of the Constitution that prohibits election to the National Assembly of any person who hold the office of MCA.

"Hon Kibe was not qualified for election to the said position as she was still holding office as an MCA in the Kiambu County Assembly," Waibara's application read in part.

10 sitting MPs and Senators were nominated MCAs

Lawyers suggest that the new suit is likely to affect 10 other MPs and Senators who were all nominated MCAs before the August 2017 General Election.

Waibara is the immediate former Gatundu MP and has been pushing to have Kibe ejected since she won the election.

In September 2017, he filed a petition at the High Court claiming that the election had been marred with irregularities.

In March 2018 Justice Joel Ngungi ruled in favour of Waibara and Ms Kibe appealed the nullification at the Court of Appeal which ruled in her favour in July of the same year.

Waibara took the suit to the Supreme Court and Kibe emerged victorious once more in January 2019.


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