Wajir West mini-poll to be held on April 25

Tuesday February 05 2019

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has set the by-election for Wajir West Constituency for April 25.

Through a gazette notice on Monday, the IEBC directed that all parties intending to participate in the mini-poll to submit the names of their candidates and primaries dates on or before February 11.

This notice comes a few days after the Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi declared the Wajir West seat vacant following invalidation of Mr Ahmed Kolosh’s election by the Supreme Court.

The top court’s judges nullified Mr Kolosh’s victory over irregularities at Qara polling station.

The petition against the former MP’s election was filed by Mr Abdirahman Ibrahim Ahmed who was dissatisfied by the Court of Appeal’s decision to overturn High Court’s ruling which had nullified the poll result.

Several candidates have already declared interest in running for the seat.


Former Wajir West MP Abdikadir Ore has thrown his hat in the ring although he did not contest in the August 2017 General Election.