Nomination stalemate threatens MP Nyamai’s re-election bid

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Kitui South MP Rachael Nyamai risks being locked out of the forthcoming elections after Jubilee Party snubbed court orders directing that it conducts the parliamentary nominations within 48 hours.

A three-judge bench on Friday quashed the party’s direct nomination to Ms Nyamai and ordered that fresh nominations be conducted in the constituency within 48 hours, which elapsed on (Sunday) at 4pm.

Following a successful petition by former area MP Samuel Kalii Kiminza, Judges Kihara Kariuki, Agnes Murgor and Stephen Kairu overturned High court judge Aggrey Muchelule’s ruling that upheld the party’s decision to grant Nyamai a direct nomination.

As of now, the party, whose attempts to bring the two opponents to a consensus hit a dead end, remains without a parliamentary candidate for the constituency as Nyamai’s direct ticket was previously revoked by the court.

Mr Kiminza has insisted on Jubilee nominations as directed by court saying that he will accept nothing short of the ballot to settle the political rivalry.

“I will never shelve my bid in favour of Ms Nyamai. Let her face me at the ballot so that the residents can decide and voice their will,” maintains Kiminza.

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