Withdraw order declaring Embakasi South MP seat vacant: IEBC


Withdraw order declaring Embakasi South MP seat vacant: IEBC
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • The move follows the law that requires a by-election be conducted within 90 days of a notice from the Speaker.
  • In regards to the Ugenya by-elections, IEBC however hinted that preparations would continue since there were no court orders.
  • The seat became vacant after the Court of Appeal nullified Christopher Karan’s poll victory over irregularities.

The electoral body has asked the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi to withdraw or suspend the writ declaring Embakasi South MP seat vacant.

This was after the electoral body received stay orders from the Supreme Court in a case filed by Embakasi South MP Julius Mawathe challenging the nullification of his election on July 6.

The Embakasi South parliamentary seat fell vacant after the Court of Appeal nullified Mawathe’s win saying the election was not held in accordance with the law.

On Thursday, the commission indicated on Twitter that the move follows the law that requires a by-election be conducted within 90 days of notice from the Speaker.

In regards to the Ugenya Constituency by-elections, IEBC however hinted that preparations would continue as there were no court orders against it.

The seat became vacant after the Court of Appeal nullified Christopher Karan’s poll victory over irregularities.

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