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Give Kariuki direct ODM nomination, Namwamba

Budalang’i  MP Ababu Namwamba has called on the Orange Democratic Movement to give Stephen Kariuki a direct nomination for the Mathare seat.

The ODM joint secretary general also urged Ford-Kenya, Wiper and other CORD affiliate parties not to field candidates to ensure the coalition gets the seat.

Mr Kariuki, son of former MP Bishop Margaret Kariuki, successfully petitioned the election of former Mathare MP George Wanjohi at the Court of Appeal.

The three-judge bench ruled on Tuesday that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) committed an electoral offence and sustained an illegality when it recalled and cancelled the victory certificate it had earlier issued to Mr Wanjohi’s opponent, Stephen Kariuki of ODM.

He said the party will go to the by-election for a win.