Activist in court to bar Kuria, Muthama from IEBC committee

John Mbadi (in cap) and Junet Mohammed (in orange t-shirt) during CORD's anti-IEBC protests on May 9, 2016. [Photo/Benjamin Wafula]

An activist has moved to court seeking to bar three legislators from being included in the dialogue team to discuss issues of IEBC.

Henry Kioki has petitioned the court to stop Senator Johnstone Muthama, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Suna East MP Junet Mohammed from being part of the team that will represent political parties in a Joint Parliamentary Select Committee to resolve the IEBC impasse.

The petitioner argues that the three have been charged in court with incitement to violence and cannot be relied upon to make informed decisions relating to the electoral commission.

He further argues that the three lack values relating to reliability and integrity.

“The three legislators lack moral grounds to allow them to be members of the proposed Joint Parliamentary Select Committee will be in contravention of the Constitution,” he argued.

Kuria, Muthama and Junet are among eight legislators who were arrested two weeks ago over allegations of hate speech.

Others were CORD’s Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba MP), Women Representatives Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi) and Florence Mutua (Busia) and Jubilee’s Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) and Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati).

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