Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen has revealed why Jubilee Party Candidate McDonald Mariga successfully petitioned his nullification at IEBC’s Dispute and Resolution Committee.
The Senator took to social media and disclosed why anyone could easily register as a voter anytime after they changed the elections law through a parliamentary committee.
“After 2016 NASA protests Parliamentary Committee was formed chaired by Orengo&Kiraitu. I was a member.
We changed election laws to make it easy to register voters&reverse K.Kilonzo case. We segregated registers&Introduced electronic registers,” said Murkomen.
The Senator went ahead and accused Jubilee Party arc-rival of dishonesty and said: “ODM are crying coz it’s benefited Mariga.”
Murkomen’s statements come at the backdrop of IEBC’s decision to reinstate Mariga’s candidature in the Kibra by-election.
Mariga had been declared ineligible to vie after Kibra Returning Officer Beatrice Muli ruled that he was not a registered voter.
The committee, however, ruled that the Jubilee candidate is a valid voter.
Submissions by IEBC’s registration officer Ismael Yassin, based in Starehe Constituency, revealed that Mariga had registered himself on August 26.
The IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati on Monday directed Muli to process the former football star’s nomination application.
“The respondent is hereby ordered to process the Complainant’s Application for nomination as Jubilee Party’s candidate for Kibra Constituency By-election slated for November 7th, in accordance to the Law,” stated Chebukati.
The Jubilee candidate was thereafter handed the nomination certificate on the same day.
The Jubilee Candidate is now facing ODM Party flag bearer Bernard Okoth, brother to the Late Kibra MP Ken Okoth, ANC’s Eliud Owalo among many other candidates.
The by-election is slated for November 7.