Kabete MP Waititu's string of wins over Kiambu Governor, William Kabogo are not yet over.
Waititu laughs all the way to the bank, more trouble for Wiper's Iron Lady
A string of bad luck and unexpected millions for two of Kenya's top politicians.
The court has now ordered Kabogo to pay Waititu a whopping Sh5.3 million in costs after losing a case alleging his (Waititu’s) degree from Punjab University in India is fake.
Kabogo, in his bid to bar Waititu from contesting in the August 8 general election, challenged his integrity and academic qualifications.
Judiciary Deputy Registrar, Sharon Mwayuli, issued the orders on the legal costs incurred by Waititu in the case after Kabogo’s petition challenging Waititu’s university degree was dismissed.
Waititu had filed a bill of Ksh 51 million as amount he accrued from prosecuting the case.
Waititu will gladly welcome the extra millions which he most probably will use wisely in his campaigns aimed at ensuring he ousts Kabogo and becomes Kimabu's next governor!
Wiper's Iron Lady woes
Wiper Party’s Iron Lady Wavinya Ndeti might be wondering which gods she angered to have cursed her with such a rotten string of bad luck.
A few months ago, Ndeti was prevailed upon by Ukambani’s top hierarchy led by the son of Tseikuru and potentially the country’s next Deputy President Kalonzo Musyoka to ditch her Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU) Party and join the Wiper Party.
Grudgingly, Ndeti crossed over and joined Wiper in her quest to dethrone Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.
Easy said than done! Ndeti’s main rival within the Wiper Party was Mutua’s Deputy Bernard Kiala.
Twice Ndeti beat Kiala in the primaries garnering over 200,000 votes and twice her win was nullified.
Her fate now lies with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) tribunal.
Her woes are being catapulted by forces from her CCU Party, Wiper Party as well as elements of the law and the IEBC.
Ndeti is accused of violating the law by becoming a member of Wiper on April 6, a day after the defection deadline set by the commission.
Ndeti’s foe, Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama (who has backed out of the senatorial race because of both Ndeti and Mutua) has sworn in an affidavit that Wiper rules provide that for individuals to be cleared to run for governor on the party ticket, they must demonstrate active participation in party programmes three months prior to seeking its nomination.
He says the party “allowed a stranger to participate in its primaries”, contrary to the Elections Act, 2011.
A voter Kyalo Peter Kyuli, wants the nomination of Wavinya Ndeti nullified and the certificate awarded to her revoked by the IEBC.
He states that Ms Ndeti is a member of two political parties (Wiper and CCU) and thus her nomination by Wiper declared null and void.
Some CCU members have also moved to court to oust Ndeti from the party’s helm.
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