Court nullifies nomination of Kajiado MCA, seeks appeal

By Obegi Malack


A Kajiado Court has nullified the nomination by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) of Elizabeth Kibor Jebet to represent the minority and disadvantaged groups in the County Assembly.

Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi in her ruling indicated that the party failed to produce the list used for nomination of Jebet and directed the party to forward its list of nominees to IEBC for gazettement.

Politician Elizabeth Jebet who was nominated by ODM in marginalized category. Photo File

Isaac Oseur and Arnold Ochieng, a former Rongai Ward ODM aspirant had petitioned the nomination of Kibor by the party listing IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and County Speaker Johnson Osoi as defendants and  Kibor as interested party.

All cost of the case will be paid by the ODM party, while the petitioners were directed to pay the court fees before receiving any payment from the party and any documents from court.

Jebet, who was sworn-in by Osoi on May, 2019 has however filed an appeal, arguing that she was rightfully nominated to represent the minority.

“I’m still the MCA until June 2020 when my appeal will be heard. I was nominated rightfully,” Jebet told County Press.

Ochieng has asked the party to follow right process to produce a list of nominees with consultation with the party officials from the County.

Kibor was gazetted by IEBC on April 18, 2019 amid protests from ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna who in a letter addressed to IEBC and Osoi said the party did not convene any meeting to nominate her.

Chebukati replied indicating that he forwarded the nominee’s particulars to Ogla Karani, the ODM NEC Sub-Committee member.

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