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Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula faces IEBC over voter bribery claims

12, Jan 2016

Lawyers representing Bungoma senator and senate minority leader Moses Wetang'ula are asking the independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) not to bar him from elections because he is not a convict. At a hearing going on at Milimani courts in Nairobi, Wetang'ula’s legal team has put in a spirited explanation in a bid to save the opposition co-principal from being removed from the voter’s roll. Siaya senator Orengo, James who is leading the legal team, told the IEBC committee that it would be wrong for the Bungoma politician to be punished for an offence that the courts had failed in convicting him. The IEBC team is chaired by commissioner Thomas Letangule and includes other members as IEBC commissioners Lilian Mahiri-Zaja and Mr Mohamed Alawi. The final verdict is expected on January 20.