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Judgement Day: Malala, Kihika at risk of losing their seats

ByMuthoni Githire

Oct 8, 2020

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and her Kakamega counterpart Cleophas Malala are among 10 legislators who are being faced by the likelihood of losing their elective seats. The lawmakers are at risk of having their elections invalidated following the ruling by Justice Weldon Korir on Wednesday, October 7, that stripped Gatundu North MP Anne Wanjiku Kibe of her seat.

Senator Malala Cleophas

The legislators include Senators Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Cleophas Malala (Kakamega), MPs Mary Waithira Wamaua (Maragua), Patrick Mariru (Laikipia West) Fred Ouda (Kisumu West), Women Rep Catherine Waruguru (Laikipia), Joyce Korir (Bomet), Gladys Mbevu (Kilifi), and Asha Mohamed (Mombasa).

Ousted MP Anne Wanjiku Kibe

In his ruling, Justice Korir indicated that by the time Kibe got her nomination certificate on June 27, 2017, she had not yet resigned as a Nominated MCA at Kiambu County Assembly. However, the ousted legislator vowed to appeal against the judgement. In an election petition that moved all the way to the Supreme Court and back again to the High Court, Justice Korir’s ruling has paved the way for a by-election which should be conducted within a period of 90 days.

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