Wavinya Ndeti’s nomination as Wiper’s Machakos governor candidate has been nullified by the The Political Parties Dispute Tribunal
Ndeti got 299,312 votes against Deouty Governor Bernard Kiala’s 4,663.
Political Parties tribunal has ordered that the primaries should be carried out afresh vote in 48 hours.
Kiala obtained a court order barring Wiper from conducting the primaries since the party and Ndeti’s CCU agreed that she should get the ticket.
He said the party hurriedly conducted the primaries on April 30, a day after the order was issued, and did not give him an opportunity to participate in the exercise.
The DG also said Ndeti was not a member of Wiper at the time of her nomination but the tribunal ruled she was a valid member.
Tribunal chairman Kyalo Mbombu said on Friday that the party defied the court order by carrying out the nominations. Mbombu ordered Kalonzo Musyoka’s party to carry out repeat nominations within 48 hours.
Ndeti told journalists outside court that she was ready for a repeat of the nominations.
“I have no worry. Nitambwaga tena (I will defeat him again),” she said.
The politician had extended an olive branch to Kiala after winning. She thanked residents for turning up in large numbers to vote and assured them of real development should she win in the August 8 elections.
The winner will face off with incumbent Governor Alfred Mutua who will vie on a Maendeleo Chap Chap ticket.
Machakos governor Dr. Alfred Mutua who is set to defend his seat on Maendeleo Chap Chap ticket had dismissed Machakos Wiper Party primaries results terming them ‘cooked figures’.
“The Wiper party has blatantly misled and lied to the people about the results of the purported gubernatorial primaries in Machakos county,” Alfred Mutua said in a lengthy post. “The score card of purported tribal king pins shows that these leaders have nothing to offer and can only perpetuate politics of poverty.”
The Machakos governor said that “there was hardly any massive voting going on yesterday (Sunday 30, 2016)”.