Jubilee to camp in Othaya to reclaim Wambui’s seat
17 February 2014, 11:39
Nyeri - Politicians affiliated to the Jubilee coalition will camp in Othaya constituency to reclaim Mary Wambui’s parliamentary seat, Juja MP Francis Munyua Waititu said.
Waititu said though Wambui lost her seat, she will win it back with more votes than in the last general elections to prove that she is the people’s choice.
Wambui lost her seat last week following a successful petition that was filed by her political rival who is a Nairobi based lawyer, Peter Gichuki King’ara.
The court of appeal ruled that the 2013 elections for the member of National Assembly in Othaya constituency were not administered in an efficient, accurate and accountable manner.
The three-judge bench comprising Alnasir Visram, Martha Koome and Otieno Odek arrived at the ruling stating that the exercise was marred by many breaches of the law and irregularities.
However, Waititu claimed that the petitioner was pushed by some forces to press on with the suit.
He said they will campaign vigorously and emphasized that Wambui is still the popular and most preferred candidate in the area.
So far, the seat which is yet to be declared vacant has attracted several aspirants while sending the two major contestants, Wambui and King’ara, to the drawing board to make campaign strategies.
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