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Sonko Moves To Court To Challenge IEBC’s Decision To Bar Him From Vying

Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has  petitioned the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for a judicial review of the IEBC’s decision to bar him from vying in the forthcoming August elections.

Sonko says that IEBC’s decision to block him from seeking the Mombasa gubernatorial seat is unconstitutional, unlawful, biased and inconsistent.

In an petition seen by Ghetto  Radio the controversial  politian says  considering  the strict  constitutional  timelines there is urgent  need to have the hight court review  orders  by the poll agency  so that the electorates  are not denied  of their democratic  rights.

“That there is an urgent need for the court to review its orders so that the end of and justice are sought to exhaustion,” petition  reads.

The former Nairobi  County  boss  further argues that the Wafula Chebukati-led electoral commission’s decision to bar him from contesting in the General Election was actuated by bias, ill motive, malice and bad faith.

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He says that every action taken by IEBC disqualifies him from vying is unlawful. 

“The applicant’s impeachment petition has not been exhausted and are currently pending before the Supreme Court,” the petition further  states

Sonko says that he has invested large capital and committed immensely towards the Mombasa County political campaigns and barring him from contesting is against his constitutional rights..

By Rodgers Oduor

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