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Another big win for Mariga as Political Parties Tribunal rules in his favour

By Nahashon Musungu September 18th, 2019 1 min read

The Political Parties Tribunal has dismissed an application seeking to block McDonald Mariga from flying the Jubilee Party flag in the November 7 Kibra by-election.

In arriving at this decision, tribunal chairperson Kyalo Mbobu ruled that the petitioner didn’t use the right avenue in filing the petition.

He added that the petitioner was time-barred considering the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had already accepted Mariga’s candidature and handed him a certificate.

The petition was filed by Peter Kinyanjui who alleged that Jubilee Party had rigged him out of the race.

He also argued that Mariga’s nomination was done illegally in a manner which violated his rights.

Kinjanjui also claims he was invited through a text message for an ‘interview’ at the Jubilee Party headquarters in Pangani and would later discover that Mariga had emerged victorious.

He says he would have preferred a liberal nomination exercise instead of just a question and answer session.