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Court declares Gatundu North parliamentary seat vacant

Gatundu North parliamentary seat has been declared vacant.

While delivering his ruling, Justice Weldon Korir directed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct fresh elections for the position.

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The judge also directed the Deputy Registrar to forward the ruling to the speaker of the National Assembly for appropriate action.

“I declare that the seat of the MP Hon Anne Wanjiku has become vacant,” Korir said.

Judge Korir says the election by Hon Wanjiku was in violation of the law.

In February this year, Clement Waibara headed to court on grounds that the sitting MP did not qualify to vie for the seat during the 2017 elections.

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Waibara argued that Kibe had not resigned as a nominated member of the Kiambu county assembly (MCA) when she ran for the seat.

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