Saturday, August 14, 2010


Kenya's National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende has issued the writs for Starehe and Wajir South constituencies. The writs were contained in a Kenya Gazette notice published on Friday. This follows High Court’s rulings last month in favour of election petitions filed against the incumbent MPs. Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru lost her seat on July 30th after Justice Kihara Kariuki ruled that she was not validly elected as the poll was marred by massive tampering of election material.

Kihara also declined to grant prayers by the petitioner Maina Kamanda who had requested the court to declare him the validly elected Starehe MP to avoid a by-election. Mid last month, Wajir South MP Abdirahman Ali Hassan’s election was nullified.