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The 10 MPs Who Could Lose Seats after High Court Shocker

Anne Kibe
Anne Kibe

(KDRTV) – At least 10 lawmakers are facing a bleak future after the High Court on Wednesday nullified the election of Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe.

Justice Weldon Korir, in his ruling, directed IEBC to conduct fresh elections after declaring the seat vacant. The judge made his ruling based on an argument from the petitioner that Kibe had tendered her name to Jubilee Party for nomination in 2017 while still serving as an MCA.

According to former MP Clement Waibara, the MP was not qualified to be a candidate when she was still an MCA with a monthly salary and all the other benefits and responsibilities accorded to that position.

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Kibe was a Jubilee nominated MCA in the Kiambu County Assembly between 2013 and 2017.

She participated and won the Jubilee Party Primaries in 2017. However, she failed to resign as required by law since her term had not ended.

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But she was not alone. 10 current lawmakers contested and won their seats in 2017 while still serving in different county assemblies.

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They include; Senators Susan Kihika and Cleophas Malala (Nakuru and Kakamega respectively), Woman Rep Cate Waruguru (Laikipia County Assembly).

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The others are; Kilifi Woman Rep Gertrude Mbeyu (former Kibarani MCA), Mombasa Woman Rep Asha Mohamed and Maragwa MP Mary Waithira who were nominated MCAs in Mombasa and Murang’a, respectively.

Current Laikipia West MP Patrick Mariru (former Laikipia Speaker),  Kisumu Central MP Fred Ouda (Gem Central Ward), and Kajiado Central MP George Sunkuyia (Keekonyokie MCA) could also be on the frying pan.

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