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Relief For Wavinya Ndeti as IEBC Tribunal Clears Her to Run For Governor

by Zablon Ondari
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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared Wavinya Ndeti to run for the Machakos gubernatorial seat.

While issuing its final verdict on Sunday, 19th June, IEBC’s disputes tribunal committee dismissed a petition challenging the validity of her degree.

“The committee lacks jurisdiction to determine the instant complaint. The returning officer discharged his mandate in accordance with the law. The instant complaint lacks merit. The complaint be and is hereby dismissed with no orders,” the tribunal ruled.

Ndeti’s academic credentials had been disputed before the IEBC’s Dispute Resolution Committee by two Machakos County voters, Gideon Ngewa Kenya and Kisilu Mutisya.

The petitioners argued that the aspirant presented different degrees to the IEBC for clearance in the 2013 and 2017 elections.

Wavinya, however, maintained that her academic credentials are genuine.

Speaking after being cleared, Wavinya said that those who had sued her were trying to derail her gubernatorial quest.

“These people just wanted to waste my time in court. My parents took me to school and I spent a lot of time reading, I thank God and my parents. They know the ground is good for me so they had to look for something else to derail me. I forgive them,” the Wiper candidate stated.

“In the fullness of time, the agents of darkness and witch-hunt will be silenced at the ballot. We are soldiering on undeterred by their evil schemes and vendetta.”

Wavinya’s clearance comes a day after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji directed Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to expedite the investigations into the educational certificates held by politicians.

Haji requested Mutyambai to broaden investigations beyond Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and Machakos politician Wavinya Ndeti, who have been under scrutiny over the fake degrees saga.

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