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I’m not done with Wiper yet, Kiema says after two defeats

 THE acrimonious fallout between the former Kenyan Ambassador to Uganda Kiema Kilonzo and Wiper party leadership over direct nomination of Dr Julius Malombe as candidate for Kitui governor has taken another twist.

Amb. Kiema Kilonzo has taken Wiper party to court over Dr Malombe's direct nomination for governor's seat which he contests. Photo/COURTESY

Mr Kilonzo has already lost two petitions that he sought in overturning Wiper’s decision to nominate the pioneer governor without considering his challengers.

The losses emanated from Wiper Democratic Movement dispute tribunal led by retired Judge Justice David Onyancha. After the loss, Mr Kilonzo turned to the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal that too threw out the case and declared Dr Malombe validly nominated.

MWINGI TIMES understands that Kiema’s fight turned indefatigable owing to his obtaining temporary stay of execution injunction from the High Court. This, he did through former LSK Chairman Eric Mutua who is representing him in court.

It is through Mr Kilonzo’s prayers that High Court Judge Justice Sergon temporarily barred the interested parties namely, IEBC and the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties from recognizing Malombe as the Wiper party gubernatorial seat nominee for Kitui County.

In ex-parte orders, Judge Sergon ordered a stay of execution of orders on May 9 by Political Parties Dispute Tribunal.

Kilonzo said that he does not agree with the decision of the political party dispute tribunal saying that “it doesn’t hold water in any legal sphere”.

Four days later, the former ambassador proceeded to the High Court after he suffered a defeat in his petition filed with the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal.

"The motion dated May 13, 2022 is certified as urgent. The same is listed for interparty hearing on May 19. In the meantime, there is a stay of execution or implementation of the judgement or and the decree of the political parties’ dispute tribunal to last until then," ordered justice Sergon.  


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