COURT DECLINES TO BAR WAITITU FROM CONTESTING FOR KABETE BY-ELECTION.

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Ferdinand Waititu lawyer Harrisson Kinyanjui leaving Milimani law courts after High court declines to bar Waititu from contesting in kabete by-election.
BY SAM ALFAN.
High court has directed two voters who want the nomination of Ferdinand Waititu nullified to seek their grievances at Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission’s dispute resolution committee.
Justice Isaac Lenaola, said the petitioners Mr Godfrey Mwaki and Joseph Njuguna should consider to withdraw their application as the court lack jurisdiction to hear the matter.
The judge declined to issue orders sought in the notice of motion, saying the court may not entertain the application.
“This matter that can handled by IBEC dispute resolution committee and not the court” he said.
Waititu’s lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui, told the judge that the petition is defective and the same should be struck out
Kinyanjui said that this is not good petition, the court should order for its dismissal
The two sought the court IBEC barred from issuing Waititu with a certificate to vie in the may 4 by-election, pending the hea5ring determination of the petition
They argue that the electorate in Kabete constituency stands to suffer poor representation in the National Assembly due to lack of moral integrity characterized by violent conduct of the JAP nominee.
Justice Lenaola directed that the matter be mentioned on March 25 to confirm compliance of the direction of the court.
Waititu won the JAP nomination after garnering 14,696 votes against his closet rival, former State house official Samuel Mburu, who got 2,334 votes.

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