Maina Njenga in court over Jubilee’s rejection

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI 6TH MARCH 2017-Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has sued Jubilee for refusing to accept his nomination papers for the Laikipia Senatorial race.

Njenga has accused the respondents of acting illegally and wants the decision declared null and void.

Maina Njenga/file

Under  a certificate of urgency, Njenga has accused the party of infringing on his political rights.

He now wants the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal to declare the decision null and void and issue an order directing the Jubilee Party and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to promote and observe the values and principles of democracy and justice in execution of their mandates.

Njenga states that he was not given reasons for their action yet he has spent over Sh100million campaigning for Jubilee.

In a sworn affidavit, Njenga states that he is no longer associated with the Mungiki sect; a connection on which Jubilee based its decision to reject his nomination papers.

Through lawyer Evans Ondieki, Njenga  goes on to state that he is a duly registered member of the Jubilee Party and allegedly paid Sh250,000 as a requisite fee for registration and nomination.

“Having paid the amount it is unfair for the respondents to reject my nomination papers without giving reasons.”

Njenga claims that the decision to lock him out was taken under the instruction President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. According to him, the move is not only dictatorial but also unjustified in an open democratic society.

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