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Kethi Kilonzo petition ruling

Friday July 19 2013

By NATION Reporter

The High Court is delivering a ruling on a petition filed by Kethi Kilonzo challenging the electoral commission's move to block her Makueni Senate seat candidature.

High Court judges Richard Mwongo, Weldon Korir and Mumbi Ngugi are delivering their verdict on the disputed registration of Ms Kilonzo, which brought a sharp focus on the electoral commission and further fuelled political rivalries between the Cord and Jubilee coalitions.

The dispute was triggered soon after the Makueni county returning officer Salad Boru cleared Ms Kilonzo on June 27 and issued her with a nomination certificate to contest the seat on a Wiper ticket.

On July 1, Ms Agnes Ndetei and the People Party of Kenya filed a petition at the IEBC dispute resolution committee to revoke Ms Kilonzo’s nomination certificate on grounds that she was not a registered voter.