HATE MPs COULD BE BARRED FROM RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN 2017.

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Eight Member of Parliament at Milimani Law court’s where they are facing incitement to violence charges.
BY SAM ALFAN.

The allegedly ‘famous’ Pangani six and Muthaiga two are now faced with the strongest storm in their political sowing.

A petition has been filed urging the court issue an order stopping the eight MPs from contesting for political seats in next year’s general elections.

The applicant Charles Kivuva Kioko wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) stopped from clearing the eight MPs recently charged with incitement to violence.

If the court finds merit in the suit, these MPs will not run for political office unless cleared by the IEBC.

Mr Kioko, also want the legislators from both Cord and Jubilee coalitions to be bonded to maintain peace from now until after the August 2017 general election, saying they have caused anxiety in the country.

“I am within the knowledge of events that lead  to the post election violence after the 2007 general elections and I am worried and have a good reason  to be worried that a similar pattern is emerging” he adds in an affidavit.
IEBC, EACC, NCIC and the IG have been made as other respondents.

Through his lawyer Charles Ongoto Mr Kioko wants several orders among them to restrain Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama, Busia woman representative Florence Mutua, Kilifi woman representative Aisha Jumwa, Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati ), Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba ) and Junet Mohamed (Suna East ) from ever making any hate speech.

He says the legislators who were a week ago held in custody for four days over incitement allegations are not suitable to hold public office.

“Their utterances and any continued hate speech may lead the country into more violence that may eventually lead to genocide if not stopped”, he adds.

The lawyer has asked the court to hold that the eight have abdicated their duties as well as offended the provisions of chapter six of the constitution.

Justice Joseph Onguto declined to issue the temporary orders sought saying that he did not see any urgency in the matter since the mps have already been charged and released on conditional bail terms.

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