Nomination headache in Nyamira

Nominated MCA Damaris Nyarangi Mouni with her lawyer and supporters address media outside Nyamira high Court Tuesday. She obtained orders to stop Irene Mokaya from being sworn in after her name was removed from the list of nominees.She was sworn in on 7th September. DNYAMANGA

Nominated member of Nyamira county assembly Damaris Mouni has moved to court to restrain the county assembly clerk and speaker from swearing  into office Irene Mokaya in her place.

Miss  Mouni, a former teacher, through her  lawyer Mr.Gideon Nyambati, claims that her party illegally removed  from the list of nominated MCAs in the gender top up even after being sworn in.

Miss Mouni who took oath of office on 7th September in the county assembly on the gender top up category through the Orange Democratic Movement party .

Miss Mouni the court to stop the Nyamira assembly Clerk Mr. Daniel Orina and the speaker Mr. Moffat Teya from swearing Irene Mayaka  from taking an oath of office.

She notes that, the respondent- Irene Mayaka, is not a registered voter in  Nyamira county and therefore depriving her right of nomination in  Nyamira.

Ms.Irene,is a voter in Kisumu County.

“Once a person is sworn in ,the only remedy is for an election petition and not de-gazattement “, Nyambati who is her lawyer said.

Separately, in her support youths in Nyamira staged demonstrations demanding that Miss Mouni’s nomination be reinstated.

Led by Kepha Ongeri, they said that the move could affect the performance of ODM and NASA a head of the 17th presidential election repeat.

They have however urged ODM party leader Raila Odinga to intervene. Hinting that some politicians who lost in the August polls were working against Ms Mouni’s nomination.

“I want to urge our party leader to watch out political losers are working hard to  frustrate others. Let him intervene on this matter before its effects are felt on 17th next month”, said Kepha.

The hearing of the case has been set on September 28th 2017.

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