Uasin Gishu Nominated MCAs Fight to Overturn Nomination Revocation


The new nominees include nine women under the gender top-up list and four individuals under the special category

Disgruntled MCAs Vow to Appeal Nomination Revocation:

Nine former members of the Uasin Gishu County Assembly, nominated under the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) banner, have vowed to appeal a High Court ruling revoking their appointments. The MCAs claim the court, presided over by Judge Reuben Nyakundi, failed to consider their arguments adequately.

Speaking at a press conference in Eldoret, James Wachira, spokesperson for the group, expressed disappointment with the decision, stating it impeded their efforts to serve the Uasin Gishu community. “The ruling disregarded our evidence, and we’re determined to pursue justice,” he declared.

Wachira confirmed they are exploring options to appeal the judgment, refusing to back down from their quest for vindication. This follows repeated setbacks: the High Court first upheld the revocation in September 2023, affirming an earlier decision by Eldoret Chief Magistrate Dennis Mikoyan.

Justice Nyakundi’s ruling effectively removed the nine MCAs from office, prompting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to de-gazette their names. Their replacements, drawn from a revised list approved by the court, has been gazetted.

The new nominees include nine women under the gender top-up list and four individuals under the special category. Notably, among the ousted MCAs, six were deemed ineligible for the gender top-up list, while three fell outside the special category criteria.

The court further directed the Uasin Gishu County Assembly to swear in the new members once officially gazetted. Should the IEBC fail to publish the revised list within the stipulated timeframe, the Speaker of the Assembly is instructed to declare the nominated MCAs positions vacant and subsequently fill them with the applicants.

The saga began in March 2023 when Chief Magistrate Mikoyan nullified the initial nomination list due to illegalities in its gazettement by the IEBC, despite its rejection by the Political Parties Tribunal. The decision stemmed from a petition filed by Uasin Gishu residents Celestine Mutai and Richard Kiptanui.

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