Murang’a voter wants Wa Iria barred from August poll

May 31, 2017 (4 weeks ago) 3:41 pm
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According to the petitioner, the governor fails to meet the constitutional threshold on Leadership and Integrity under Chapter 6 following the unresolved claims touching on his integrity/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 31 – A voter from Murang’a County is in court to stop the re-election of incumbent Governor Mwangi wa Iria over unresolved myriad corruption allegations.

In an urgent case filed Wednesday, Jackson Kiroko Ndegwa claims there is real and present danger in allowing Wa Iria to defend his seat in spite of of his integrity which is still being questioned.

According to the petitioner, the governor fails to meet the constitutional threshold on Leadership and Integrity under Chapter 6 following the unresolved claims touching on his integrity.

Pending determination of the application, the voter is asking the court to direct the DPP to investigate and institute criminal proceedings against Wa Iria for corruption and abuse of office.

Similarly, Kiroko wants EACC to furnish the court with the progress, status of investigations and recommendations on Wa Iria’s integrity.

Also sought is an order restraining him from contesting and a declaration that it would be unconstitutional for any State organ to clear him.

EACC’s attempt to prosecute Wa Iria for giving false declaration during last General Election was thwarted after the court ruled that it was driven by malice and ill motive.

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