Ugenya and Embakasi South by-elections set for April 5
SEE ALSO :Wetang’ula should tame detractorsHowever, a candidate set to participate in the by-election on an independent ticket is expected to submit his name and her party symbol for purposes of nomination to the commission by Monday. The seats fell vacant after former Ugenya MP Christopher Karan and his Embakasi South counterpart Julius Mawathe were declared by the Supreme Court not to have been legally elected. In the scheduled published by Chebukati in the Gazette notice yesterday, the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal, chaired by Kyalo Mbobu, is expected to hear and determine matters arising from the party primaries by February 15. He said campaign period for the by-election is to commence on February 4 to April 2 and be conducted between 7am to 6pm. The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) yesterday said it will not hold fresh nominations for the Ugenya by-election. “We will follow precedent set by the Supreme Court that cleared the air on the grey area that going back to the polls does not mean holding fresh nominations,” ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna said.
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