NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Presentation of nomination papers for the Senate seat in Laikipia for the Jubilee party has been extended for 14 days.
A five-member Political Parties Tribunal bench pushed the deadline from Friday following an application by former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga who challenged the party’s decision to reject his nomination papers.
Njenga’s application will be argued beginning next Tuesday after the tribunal heard that Jubilee had not yet responded to his claims.
In his submission, Njenga faulted Jubilee’s move and asked the court to declare the decision null and void for violating his political rights.
He further wants Jubilee compelled to promote and observe values and principles of democracy and justice in execution of their mandate by accepting his nomination papers.
Njenga claims that he was not given reasons for the party’s action yet he had spent over Sh100 million campaigning.
Njenga moved to court on Monday under a certificate of urgency and sued Jubilee for refusing to accept his nomination papers for the Laikipia senatorial race.
He accused Jubilee of acting illegally and violating his political rights.