BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH JUNE,2017-Wavinya Ndeti on Friday moved to the High Court to challenge the electoral agency’s decision to lock her out of the Machakos gubernatorial race.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Thursday quashed her nomination after finding that she is a member of two parties at the same time — the Wiper Democratic Movement and Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU).
The cancellation followed a petition filed by voter Kyalo Peter Kyuli, who is also a member of the Machakos County Assembly.
Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, who has severed ties with the Wiper Democratic Movement and its leader Kalonzo Musyoka, swore an affidavit in support of Mr Kyuli’s petition.
Ms Ndeti wants the court to overturn the IEBC Disputes Resolution Committee’s decision, arguing that she does not belong to two parties.
She has insisted that she has a letter she wrote to registrar of political parties informing her of a decision to resign from CCU.