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Kuria to protest disqualification of his party’s Kiagu Ward by-election candidate

By , People Daily Digital
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 22:14 | < 1 min read
Gatundu South Member of Parliarment Moses Kuria has broken his silence after President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to support one of NASA's princiapls in the 2022 presidential polls.
Gatundu South Member of Parliarment Moses Kuria. Photo/PD

Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) founder Moses Kuria has vowed to move to court to contest the disqualification of the party’s candidate for Kiagu By-Election.
 
Today, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) barredMilton Mwenda Kabobo following a petition by the South Imenti United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Coordinator Salesio Mutuma Thuranira.
 
“We are dissatisfied with this decision and we will move to the High Court first thing tomorrow morning to challenge this decision,” he wrote on his official Facebook account.
 
In his petition, Mutuma argued that Mwenda was yet to resign as Kiagu ward clerk, a situation he claimed violates the constitutional requirement that aspirants should not be holders of public offices.
 
The UDA coordinator further argued that Mwenda was still under the payroll of the Meru County assembly.
 
In the by-election, CCK fronted Mwenda while UDA which is associated with deputy president William Ruto cleared Simon Kambi to fly the party’s flag.
 
In a declaration made by commissioners Irene Cherop Masit, Boya Molu and Juliana Cherera, IEBC urged Kuria’s party to nominate another candidate to contest in the by-election that continues to political heat.
 
“Chama Cha Kazi is directed to present an alternative candidate to the returning officer Kiagu Ward within 72 hours and in any event not later, close of business at 4:00 p.m on September 27 this year,” the declaration read in sections.

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