Moses Kuria’s Chama cha Kazi has received a lowering blow, after the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission(IEBC) disqualified its candidate.
As seen on their Twitter account, IEBC, on Thursday, September, 23 declared Milton Mwenda unfit to contest in the Kiagu County Assembly ward by-election in Meru county set to happen on October, 12, 2021.
After a hearing held by the Commission Leadership and Integrity Vetting Committee, it found Milton failed to resign as a public officer within the legally provided timeline of seven days after the declaration of the vacancy.
The commission found the 2 to have failed to resign as public officers within the legally provided timeline of 7 days after the declaration of the vacancy. Chama cha Kazi party has been given the option of nominating another Candidate within 72 hours to contest in the by-election.
Nathan Gitonga of the National Ordinary People Empowerment Union(Nopeu) was also disqualified from contesting in the by-election for the same reasons as Miltons.
The Commission’s leadership and integrity Vetting Committee has disqualify Milton Mwenda and Nathan Gitonga from Contesting in the Kiagu County Assembly ward by election slated for 14th October 2021.
United Democratic Alliance’s candidate Simon Kiambi is considered the favourite in the race, gaining more ground.
Other candidates cleared and handed certificates to contest by IEBC Returning Officer Pamela Karimi include; Samson Mugambi(Jubilee), Haron Kaburu(Maendeleo Chap Chap), Joshua Nabea(Ford Kenya), Joseph Mwangi(Democratic Party), Doglas Kirimi(Safina), Phillip Micheni(People’s Party of Kenya) Chama Cha Uzalendo’s Patrick Kananda.
The contested seat became vacant, following the passing of Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap, Eunice Karegi.