Back to square one as appellate court quashes Jubilee nomination of Rachel Nyamai

Back to square one as appellate court quashes Jubilee nomination of Rachel Nyamai

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH JUNE 2017-It is back to the drawing board for Jubilee candidate for Kitui south parliamentary seat Rachel   Nyamai after the Court of Appeal  Friday  quashed  her direct nomination by the  Party.

A three-judge bench ordered the party to conduct nominations in the constituency within 48 hours.

Judges Paul Kariuki, Agnes Murgor and Stephen Kairu overturned the ruling of justice Aggrey Muchelule who had upheld the party’s decision.

This followed a petition by former Kitui South MP Sammy Kiminza who had challenged Judge Muchelule’s decision.

Mr Kiminza had opposed direct nomination of Ms Nyamai.

Lawyers Jemimah Keli and Omwanza Ombati told the judges that Mr Kiminza had paid Sh5,000 for nominations but the exercise was never carried out.

Keli  informed  the judges that people of Kitui South had been denied opportunity to exercise their democratic right of electing a leader of their choice.

 

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