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Voter Files Petition To Stop Igathe From Vying

A Nairobi voter has filed a petition   challenging the clearance of Azimio’s gubernatorial candidate Polycarp Igathe by the electoral commission to contest the gubernatorial seat in the August polls.

In a complaint lodged at Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Dispute Resolution committee by George Bush, the voter wants Igathe disqualified from the forthcoming elections on grounds of abandoning of official duties as the duly elected Deputy Governor of Nairobi County for the period 2017-2022.

“Igathe having been duly elected the Deputy Governor of Nairobi City County in the 2017 general election, deliberately refused to execute the duties of the office, abdicate his office and eventually walked out of office never to return again without even tendering his resignation. What followed was an unprecedented constitutional crisis and suffering for the great people of Nairobi county, “the petition reads.


Bush further  argues that the people  of Nairobi  had given  Mr Polycap Igathe  chance  to demonstrate  his leadership  skills  during  his joint  tenure  with  Mike  Mbuvi Sonko  who was later impeachment leadership  to constitutional crisis.

“His(Igathe) nomination to the Nairobi gubernatorial contest is a waste of voters’ time and a waste of public resources, “the petition  further  reads.

By Rodgers Oduor