Mwalimu Dida Shams Mariga’s Clearance by IEBC

Former presidential candidate, Mwalimu Abduba Dida, is one person who would freely speaks out his mind. Since his two-time loss in the 2013 and 2017 elections, he has had no political alignments other than loyalty to his own Alliance for Real Change Party.

On Monday, he added his word to the contested Kibra Parliamentary seat.

After IEBC gave its much-awaited ruling to uphold Jubilee’s candidate for the seat, Macdonald Mariga’s candidacy, he expressed his dissatisfaction with that decision. According to him, Mariga will be a joker in parliament if he wins the Kibra by-election.

Mwalimu Dida had earlier on suggested that former MP, the Late Ken Okoth’s wife should take the Kibra parliamentary mantle.

Among other people who strongly disagreed with IEBC’s decision to clear Mariga include lawyer Donald Kipkorir and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed.

ODM’s Communications Director Philip Etale divulged his thoughts on the decision saying, ” McDonald Mariga, karibu Kibra. You will learn so many things including knowing how to spend money on people who have no time for the owner of that money. Thank you.”

Mariga had appealed an earlier decision by IEBC to disqualify him from vying in the November 7 by-election as his registration details were not found in the voters’ register.

In his petition, Mariga sought the intervention of the Dispute Resolution Committee as he claimed to have registered as a voter and, therefore, qualified to run in the mini polls.

Through a ruling read by Chairman Wafula Chebukati on Monday, IEBC allowed Mariga to contest for the parliamentary seat reversing an earlier decision that barred him from being on the ballot.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *