Speaker Kenneth Lusaka to declare Isaac Mwaura’s Senate seat vacant

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Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura risks losing his seat after the Jubilee Party removed his name from the party’s register. A notice signed by the registrar of political parties, Ann Ndungu indicates the party’s move is awaiting adoption by the National Executive Committee. The decision by Jubilee means Mwaura will lose his seat once it is adopted by the outfit’s top decision-making organ. Speaker Kenneth Lusaka is expected to declare the seat vacant.

”IEBC will pick from the party list and Gazette notice just the same way the registrar will do on the changes. It is within the rights of the nominees to vacate their nomination or be nominated, despite being in breach of the requirements like gender and regional balance,” said a senior official at the office of the registrar,” an official from the registrar of political parties office said.

Isaac Mwaura was nominated by the Jubilee Party in 2017 as a Senator to represent people living with disabilities. However, his troubles started on February 8, 2021, when Jubilee Party settled on expelling nominated Senators over disciplinary violations, and associating with another political party.

Other Senators who have been facing disciplinary action in the party are Mary Seneta, Falhada Dekow Iman, Naomi Jillo Waqo, Victor Prengei, Millicent Omanga and Christine Gona. They have all been expelled from the party by the National Management Committee (NMC).

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