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Senator Mwaura loses his seat after ditching Jubilee Party

NAIROBI, Kenya May 11 – Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura has lost his seat after ditching Jubilee, the party that sponsored him.

Speaker of the Senate Kenneth Lusaka issued a Gazette notice Tuesday, formally declaring Mwaura’s seat vacant.

“It is notified for the information of the general public that pursuant to Article 103 (1) (e) (i) of the Constitution and section 37 of the Elections Act, the seat of the Member of the Senate elected under Article 98 (1) (d) of the Constitution and held by Hon. Isaac Mwaura Maigua became vacant, with effect from the 7th May, 2021.
Dated the 10th May, 2021,” the gazette notice stated.

Mwaura’s trouble started last year when he declared his loyalty to Deputy President William Ruto, and later started gravitating towards United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

When Jubilee commenced proceedings to remove him from the Senate, he mounted a defence and even filed an appeal that was dismissed this week by the court.

Interestingly, Mwaura was in the Senate Tuesday when the gazette notice by the Speaker was released.

When Jubilee commenced proceedings to remove him from the Senate, he mounted a defence and even filed an appeal that was dismissed this week by the court.

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Interestingly, Mwaura was in the Senate Tuesday when the gazette notice by the Speaker was released.

The Jubilee disciplinary committee accused Mwaura of having shifted allegiance to UDA.

 But when he appeared before the committee in February, Mwaura defended himself saying he remained loyal to the party and that he had never opposed any party position describing the disciplinary process as a political witch hunt.

The vocal senator accused top party officials, including Vice Chairman David Murathe of orchestrating his removal from the party.

“I want to categorically state here that the real witch hunt is because I declared my support for the Jubilee Party Deputy Leader William Ruto. So any assumptions that I have moved out of the Jubilee is just but figment imaginations,” Mwaura said, “I am loyal to the party, I am loyal to President Uhuru Kenyatta who is on record saying he will rule for 10 years and support the Deputy President William Ruto who would then be the President for another 10 years and that is all I have been saying we fulfill as Jubilee members.”

Mwaura was seen accompanying Ruto to political rallies and publicly opposed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill championed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Leader Raila Odinga.

On December 31, last year, Mwaura joined the DP and other allies in Msambweni; to celebrate Feisal Bader who won the by-election trouncing ODM’s candidate Omar Boga.

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