Aspiring Machakos governor Wavinya Ndeti [PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD]
High Court directs Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to include Wiper Party nominee for Machakos governorship Wavinya Ndeti’s name on the ballot paper while pending appeal.
On Thursday, IEBC had declared Wavinya’s nomination by Wiper Party irregular and barred her from contesting for Machakos governorship.
The Commission’s Dispute Resolution Tribunal annulled her certificate on grounds that she was also a member of Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU).
“At the time of the nomination of Ndeti, she was a member of both Chama Cha Uzalendo and Wiper party, which is against the law,” said the panel.
The ruling followed a successful petition by MCA Peter Kyalo. The petitioner, a member of Wiper, argued that Ndeti should be disqualified from the race.
Ndeti had filed appeal at High Court challenging IEBC’s decision to nullify her nomination as Wiper candidate in Machakos governor race.
Wavinya Ndeti will still be in the race for Machakos governor seat while awaiting High Court’s final ruling.