Anne Wanjiku files notice of appeal over ruling on Gatundu North MP seat

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Anne Wanjiku Kibe has filed a notice of appeal challenging the judgement that declared her Gatundu North MP seat as vacant.

She expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling from Justice Weldon Korir that was delivered on October 7, 2020.

In the ruling, Justice Korir said the election of Anne Wanjiku Kibe was in violation of the law.

He directed the Deputy Registrar to forward the ruling to the Speaker of the National Assembly for appropriate action and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct a fresh election.

On June 25 this year, the Court of Appeal ordered a fresh hearing of the petition challenging the MP’s qualifications that saw her contest for the Gatundu North seat three years ago.

According to the Appellate judges, the Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court was to only handle the interpretation of the Constitution in the petition and not validity of the MP’s election.

“It, therefore, follows that the question whether a seat has become vacant falls squarely within the mandate of the High Court and this question with respect to the MP of Gatundu North Constituency is yet to be determined by a competent court,” the judges ruled.

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