MP Wandayi challenges decision to bar him from Parliament

June 14, 2016 12:10 pm
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Under a certificate of urgency, the MP argues that the decision to suspend him for the reminder of the fourth session of Parliament is unconstitutional, adding that he was not given an opportunity to defend himself/FILE
Under a certificate of urgency, the MP argues that the decision to suspend him for the reminder of the fourth session of Parliament is unconstitutional, adding that he was not given an opportunity to defend himself/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 14 – Ugunja legislator James Opiyo Wandanyi has moved to court challenging the decision by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi to bar him from accessing Parliament.

Under a certificate of urgency, the MP argues that the decision to suspend him for the reminder of the fourth session of Parliament is unconstitutional, adding that he was not given an opportunity to defend himself.

He claims that all attempts to explore internal measures in order to get justice have been frustrated.

He now wants the court to intervene and quash Speaker Muturi’s order issued on April 1 this year so as to continue with the mandate of representing the people of Ugunja in Parliament.

The Kenya National Assembly, Speaker Muturi and the Attorney General have been named as respondents in the petition.

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