Tension as IEBC Tribunal hears Mariga’s Appeal following his Invalidation

    Jubilee Aspirant McDonald Mariga

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Disputes Tribunal is currently hearing an appeal lodged by Jubilee aspirant for Kibra MP seat, McDonald Mariga. Mr Mariga, a former Harambee Stars international is contesting a decision by Kibra Returning Officer Beatrice Muli that he is not a registered voter and thus not eligible to contest.

    The Disputes Resolution Tribunalis chaired by Wafula Chebukati and commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu while an officer from legal directorate will be the secretary.Yesterday Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju confirmed that IEBC had given them a date this morning.

    Separately, Senator has Murkomen expressed his disappointment that Citizen TV is being used to attack Mariga a few hours to the hearing of his appeal by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Disputes Resolution Tribunal on Friday.

    “It’s appalling that Ageyo, Gachuri, Kaikai, Okwara and Mohamed agreed to discredit ferociously the case of Mariga before IEBC the night before the hearing. Never seen something like this from Citizen TV before. Must be sponsored to influence the case,” he tweeted.

    The Elgeyo-Marakwet senator also took issue with the journalists after they criticised the aspirant for being ‘chaotic and disorganized’ judging by the posts on his Twitter account. 

    Murkomen defended Mariga saying the Twitter handle (@McDonald_Mariga) which the ‘News Gang’ team referred to was fake and noted the soccer star’s official account was @MarigaOfficial.

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