, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 – Wavinya Ndeti’s nomination as the Wiper Democratic Party Machakos gubernatorial aspirant has been nullified by the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal.
In the ruling, the Tribunal has ordered fresh nominations within 48 hours.
The PPDT delivered the judgement in a case in which the incumbent Machakos Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala had challenged the nomination of Ndeti saying the Party disobeyed a Tribunal Order which had stopped it from carrying out the exercise.
The Tribunal sitting at the Nairobi’s Milimani Law Courts refused to grant Kiala’s request to declare that Ndeti was not a bonafide Wiper member at the time having joined the Party only a few days to the exercise.
Wavinya had dissolved her Chama Cha Mzalendo party to join Wiper
She had secured the Wiper Party ticket to contest for the Machakos County gubernatorial after garnering 299,312 votes to clinch the ticket in the controversial nomination exercise which Kiala, her only competitor, boycotted.