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.
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