Joho’s ally banned from vying for a political seat

Banned for 5 year!

Rishad Amana, who unsuccessfully vied for the Lamu West Parliamentary seat in the August 8 General Election, was blocked by the court from seeking any political seat after he was found guilty of electoral offences.

Mr. Amana was convicted of assault and causing disturbance at the Mokowe Constituency tallying centre.

The Parliamentary aspirant successfully challenged the win of his main contender Maendeleo Chap Chap MP Stanley Muthama.

The high court nullified the win of Mr Muthama noting that the election was not conducted in accordance with the law.

"Declaration is granted that Stanley Muthama was not validly elected as the Lamu West MP and I declare Lamu West Constituency election on August 8 as null and void," Justice Weldon Korir said.

Last year, Amana, who is a close confidant of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho was summoned by the DCI to record a statement on alleged incitement.

"The office has enough reasons to believe that Amana has reliable information that would assist them complete investigations in a case of incitement,"  letter dated March 28 from Lamu West DCI William Ndirangu read.

Amana’s fate

Mr Amana has the option of appealing the court’s decision to block him from vying.

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