BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
Jubilee’s MacDonald Mariga is not yet off the hook after an aspirant filed a complaint at the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal, challenging his nomination as flag bearer in the forthcoming by-election.
Morris Peter Kinyanjui, who lost during the nomination and petitioned the party without success, moved to the Tribunal arguing that the process was flowed. He has sued Mariga, Jubilee Party Election Board and named IEBC as a respondent.
He said in the petition that the process of nomination was not conducted in adherence to the party’s constitution and to the laid down regulations. “The applicant strongly believes that he has a prima facie case which is likelihood of success,” reads the petition.
He said he was aggrieved by the IEBC decision as he believes that due process was not followed in selecting Mariga as President Kenyatta’s party ticket holder.
He has urged the board to hear and determine the case before the by-election set for October this year.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission dispute tribunal cleared the retired international footballer a few days after the Kibra Returning Officer rejected his nomination saying he was not a registered voter.
The Tribunal later ruled that they had established that Mariga was a registered voter in Starehe and okayed him to face ODM’s Imran Okoth and 11 other candidates in the by-election.