Mwaura makes comeback to Senate after being expelled from Jubilee
Isaac Mwaura has been re-admitted to the senate after months of fighting for his reinstatement following his expulsion from Jubilee Party.
While re-admitting him, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka said he was obligated by the court decision to allow him back to the senate.
"The High Court having quashed Gazette notice number 4597 by the Speaker of the Senate that declared a vacancy of a member elected through a party list, thereby removing senator (Dr) Isaac Mwaura as a senator.
"Further the High Court having quashed gazette notice no. 4598 dated May 11, 2021, by the chairperson of IEBC which appointed Mr Sammy Prisa Leshore to replace Isaac Mwaura as a member of the senate representing PWDs, I therefore direct that Isaac Mwaura Maigua, CBS, MP, remains as Senator in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya and the Senate Standing Orders," Lusaka said.
Mwaura had lost his seat as a nominated senator after the ruling party expunged his name from the party membership list.
The political party dispute tribunal affirmed the party's decision.
In his first speech at the Senate, Mwaura thanked the court for being independent and making a ruling that safeguarded the rights of the minorities.
"We all have rights to side with any political party. I am happy for the court ruling and I will continue to represent the people with disability in the Senate and outside," Mwaura said.
Mwaura is affiliated to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) which he will use to run for the Ruiru parliamentary seat in 2022.