Voter in bid to stop swearing in of Gladys Wanga, Gathoni wa Muchomba

A voter has gone to court, seeking orders to stop the swearing in of the Kiambu and Homa Bay county woman representatives.


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Anthony Njuguna filed an application Wednesday under a certificate of urgency claiming Kiambu Woman Rep-elect Gathoni wa Muchomba and her Homa Bay counterpart, Gladys Wanga, should not be sworn in as they are unfit to hold office.

“Swearing in the two on August 31, 2017 will be illegal and contrary to public policy for them to be sworn in as members of Parliament when they are unfit to hold office,” he said.

Njuguna said the two have violated the law by trying to arm-twist the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to review the salaries and remuneration of State and public officers, contrary to the edicts of the Constitution and written law.

He claims that the two have threatened to mobilise other members of the National Assembly to break a promise on their constitutional mandate, including declining to approve Cabinet appointments.

“A conservatory order do issue restraining the swearing and assumption of office of the two pending the hearing and determination of this application,” said Njuguna

He asked the court to consider his petition as urgent, claiming the public will suffer prejudice if his prayers are not granted.

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