The IEBC’s disputes tribunal has nullified Wavinya Ndeti’s nomination as Wiper’s Machakos governor candidate saying a complaint against her was valid.
MCA Peter Kyalo filed a petition saying Ndeti is a member of Wiper Party led by Kalonzo Musyoka and her Chama Cha Uzalendo.
“This committee has considered submissions from both parties and has come to the conclusion that the complaint has merit and is therefore allowed”Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati said on Thursday.
Kyalo noted the politician is a candidate for governor on a Wiper ticket yet she is still CCU’s leader and member.
He said the party allowed a stranger to participate in its primaries in violation of the Elections Act.
The tribunal further heard that Ndeti became a member of Wiper on April 6, a day after the defection deadline, and that her nomination was irregular and unlawful.
Ndeti dismissed the claims made before the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal, saying her nomination was valid. She further argued through her lawyer that she was not a member of CCU.
The politician had asked the committee to dismiss the complaint, which she termed witch-hunt aimed at reopening issues previously determined by the tribunal.
Ndeti was declared winner after a rematch against Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala.