BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,19TH OCT 2017-A petitioner has moved to court to challenge the validity of the speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi.The petitioner Dr Noah Migudo claims Muturi’s tenure has been challenged by one his competitors who claimed he was not validly elected on August 31.
He says that the speaker failed to meet nomination requirements and that the House was not properly constituted during the election.
Dr Winja has written to the Clerk of the National Assembly Mr Michael Sialai seeking Mr Muturi’s immediate resignation, claiming he was wrongly cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
The letter, dated October 16, has also been copied to chairman of the IEBC Wafula Chebukati, leader of majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale, ODM chairman John Mbadi and Mr Muturi.
“Documents I have with me indicate that Justin Muturi submitted his Curriculum Vitae to your office on August 30, 2017 and was not duly cleared by IEBC before 9am on August 29, 2017. This being the case, Hon Muturi was not qualified for nomination for election for the Speaker of National Assembly on August 31,” reads the letter seen by the Nation.
Dr Winja said that the advertisement for the position required interested Kenyans to submit a clearance certificate from the IEBC, confirming that the candidate is also qualified for nomination to contest in the 2017 General Election as an MP, and a CV.