Angaza Empowerment Network Seek to Block Kennedy Musyoka's Nomination to East African Legislative Assembly (EALA)

  • Angaza Empowerment Network, a Non-Governmental Organization, has moved to court to block the nomination of Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka's son to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

    The organization cited Mr Kennedy Musyoka's nomination as a show nepotism and breach of gender rule by the Wiper Party.

    Angaza further noted that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Wiper Party and Ford Kenya forwarded four names, including that of the Wiper party leader's son, to parliament without requisite consultations.

    "Article 38 of the Constitution provides that every citizen as a right to free and fair elections based on free expression of the will of the electors. The list submitted by the 3rd, 4th and 5th Respondents are in breach of Article 38.

    "The list does not afford the electors (Members of Parliament) with an opportunity to express their free will. Instead, it reduces the electors to be mere rubber stamps as they have no option but to pass the list as presented," the petition read in part.

    The opposition coalition affiliate parties forwarded Abubakar Zein Abubakar, Judith Ramaitha Pareno (ODM), Ronald Kipng’etich and Kennedy Musyoka (Wiper) for consideration for the regional assembly.

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    The NGO now wants the opposition to be obligated to send 12 names to the National Assembly, from which 4 people will be picked and joins Jubilee legislators who have vowed to block Kennedy's nomination.

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