NAIROBI, Kenya, May 9 – Former Defence Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo has been edged out of the contest for the North Imenti parliamentary seat after losing an appeal challenging the victory of incumbent MP Abdul Dawood in Jubilee Party primaries.
In rulings delivered Monday at the party headquarters, the party’s tribunal also upheld the nomination results for the Kajiado East constituency where Peris Tobiko (incumbent) was declared the winner.
Also dismissed is the case filed by Nyeri Woman Representative aspirant Elizabeth Wamuyu against the party’s National Elections Board.
Dawood and Tobiko who both spoke to Capital FM News after the outcome of the appeals expressed confidence in retaining their respective seats saying the will of the people had prevailed.
“The grounds presented by the ex-PS were not based on the truth. He accused me of ferrying voters but that was not the case,” the Dawood said insisting that he won fairly.
He challenged his competitor to run as an independent candidate if not satisfied with the outcome adding that he would still beat him, come elections on August 8.
Similarly, Tobiko thanked the party for upholding her triumph calling upon here competitors to accept defeat and join her in serving the people of Kajiado East.
“This was really the voice of the people and the party has confirmed the same,” she said.
Tobiko’s main challengers in the race were Mary Seneta, Patrick Nasoore and Julius Ntiyia.
So far, the party has concluded well over 100 appeals with more rulings expected Tuesday.