FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WANTS CHEBUKATI SACKED.

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Former Independent Presidential Candidate Peter Solomon Gichira who has filed a case seeking IEBC chairman declared unfit to hold public office.
BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Former Independent Presidential Candidate in 8 August 2017 general election is seeking removal of IEBC Chairman Wanyonyi  Wafula Chebukati.

In the documents filed in the High Court, Peter Solomon Gichira wants the  court to hold that Chebukati is unfit to hold  public office  for disobeying court order requiring him to accept his nomination documents.

The high court  had on 26 May 2017 issued  an order directing Chebukati to receive Mr Gichira’s nomination papers to run as an independent presidential candidate, but he (Wafula Chebukati) refused and gave no reasons.

Gichira had successfully applied to the constitutional court and obtained order  requiring IEBC to receive nomination signatures from Independent Presidential Candidates by way of Microsoft Excel, this order was ignored by the commission.

He  says that Chebukati being  returning officer of  8 August 2017 Presidential Elections, treated the applicant unfairly and violated his  constitutional rights.

The court had found that IEBC Chairman by refusing to accept the  applicant’s nomination papers was violation of Article 47 of the  constitution which guarantees fair  administrative action.

“A state officer, for instance, is required to accurately and honestly represent information to the public and demonstrate honesty in the conduct of public affairs , Chebukati has neither met neither of those two requirement, “read court documents.

Chebukati ought to be removed  from office for violating  section 35,47,73, 75 and 232 of the  constitution, the petitioners says.

The petitioner further claims that Chebukati is in gross violation of the Leadership and Integrity Act 2012.

Justice Chacha Mwita directed Gichira to serve all parties appear in court on 24 of October for further directions.

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