BLOW TO MCA ASPIRANT AS IEBC DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE CANCELS HIS NOMINATION OVER FAILURE TO RESIGN FROM GOVERNMENT AS REQUIRED.

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission dispute resolution committee chairman Wambua Kilonzo./PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Resolution committee has revoked nomination of Eric Omwana Basweti for the Bomwagamo Ward in North Mugirango Constituency, Nyamira County.

The Resolution committee chairman Wambua Kilonzo, Irene Masit and Justus Nyang’aya further cancelled clearance and subsequent registration of Omwana to run for the Member of County Assembly for Bomwagamo Ward.

“Considering that the ballot papers for the position of Member of County Assembly in Bomwagamo Ward, North Mugirango Constituency have been printed, this matter shall be referred to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for its action,” the Wambua led committee ruled.

The committee further ruled that In the event the IEBC elects to defer the election, Omwana’s name shall not be included in the ballot papers or any other position to be vied for in any subsequent by-election.

The decision was arrived at after Shukin Mongare filed a complaint before IEBC Resolution committee seeking declaration that Omanwa is still a public officer and therefore ineligible to be nominated and contest for the MCA seat.

Mongare further urged the committee to cancel the nomination certificate issued to Omanwa by the Returning officer.

The complainant argued that Omanwa had not resigned from the National police service commission where he worked as an accountant by February 9, 2022 as prescribed by law.

He produced an extract of Omanwa’s payslip of April 2022 to show that he was still a public employee.

The committee heard that the letter from NPS dated February 4, 2022 purporting to accept Omanwa resignation was questionable since it was signed by the chairperson.

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