No reprieve for Mariga yet as his candidature petitioned

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 18:10 |

A Nairobi resident has filed a petition challenging the candidature of McDonald Mariga in the Kibra Constituency by-election.

Morris Peter Kinyanjui wants Political Parties Tribunal to invalidate Mariga's candidature because Jubilee Party failed to conduct party nominations as required by law and party constitution

Kinyanjui said Mariga’s nomination as the Jubilee Party candidate was illegal and constitutes a violation of his rights.

He said he was invited through a text message for an interview at the Jubilee headquarters, an interview he claims the party used to check the suitability and qualifications of candidates.

This comes just a day after Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) Dispute Resolution Committee cleared Mariga to vie for the seat after his candidature was nullified by returning officer last week.

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