NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 – Integrity concerns have returned to haunt Ferdinand Waititu following his weekend nomination as the Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) candidate for the Kabete by-election.
Waititu is facing another case in court this time from two voters, who argue that he does not satisfy Chapter Six on Leadership and Integrity.
Godfrey Mwaki and Joseph Njuguna want the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission barred from issuing Waititu with a certificate to vie in the may 4 by-election, pending the determination of the case.
“The electorate in Kabete stands to suffer poor representation in the National Assembly for lack of moral integrity characterized by violent conduct as well as a tainted image of the nominee in the wider population of Kenya,” they state.
Waititu won the JAP nomination after garnering 14,696 votes against his closet rival, former State house official Samuel Mburu, who got 2,334 votes.
The petitioners say Waititu has been captured in the media engaging in stone throwing, incitement to violence, destruction of state and private property.
They have further argue that the High Court has previously declared Waititu unfit to hold public office following his violent and inciteful conduct.