• Thu. Oct 29th, 2020

High Court Declares Gatundu North Seat Vacant.

The Gatundu North Parliamentary seat has been declared vacant today on Wednesday October 7th 2020 by Justice Weldon Korir.According to the judge, the election MP Anne Wanjiku was in violation of the law as during the time of her election in 2017,she was still an MCA.

Justice Korir has since directed the Independent Election and Boundaries Committee (IEBC) to conduct fresh elections for the position within 90 days.Additionally, the court asked the Deputy Registrar to forward the ruling to the Speaker of the National Assembly for appropriate action.

Wanjiku had won the parliamentary seat by garnering 39,447 votes against Mr Waibara’s 9,390 votes.Former MP Clement Waibara had filed a constitutional petition claiming that the right to vie for election as a Member of Parliament is subject to qualification criteria set out in article 99 of the Constitution.

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