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COURT temporarily stops former Governor Malombe from race

 The court has issued interim orders that Wiper party should not forward Kitui pioneer governor’s name to the IEBC to vie for gubernatorial elections.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka (left) hands former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe a direct nomination certificate. Malombe is vying for gubernatorial seat currently held by Charity Ngilu. His nomination has temporarily been stopped by the court. Photo/FILE

This was to allow the court hear a case filed by former Ambassador Julius Kiema Kilonzo. On April 26 2022, the former Kenya’s ambassador to Uganda filed an application in court under certificate of urgency.

“…interim orders are hereby issued restraining the Respondent, Wiper Democratic Movement from forwarding to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission the name of the Respondent, Dr Julius Makau Malombe as its Candidate or nominee for the position of Governor, Kitui County in the forthcoming general elections.”

Kiema was aggrieved by the Kalonzo Musyoka-led party giving Dr Malombe a direct nomination.

The court went on to direct respondents to file their responses. The matter will be heard by written submissions.

Wiper lost the 2017 general elections to Governor Charity Ngilu.


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