Nominated senator Isaac Mwaura has gotten a temporary reprieve after a high court ordered his reinstatement until the case is heard and determined.
The senator had gone to court this evening to obtain interim orders barring the gazette notice by speaker Kenneth Lusaka which declared his seat vacant from taking effect.
Nominated senator Isaac Mwaura was on Tuesday dealt a blow after the senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka gazetted his removal.
“It is notified for the information of the general public that pursuant to article 103(1) e (i) of the constitution and section 37 of the elections Act, the seat of the member of the senate elected under article 98 (1) (d) of the Constitution and held by Hon. Isaac Mwaura Maigua became vacant, with effect from 7th May 2021.” Read the gazette notice.
This move by Lusaka came in the wake of political parties’ dispute tribunal dismissing the appeal of Isaac Mwaura.
The nominated senator had appealed his removal arguing that the Jubilee Party did not kick him out properly.
However, according to the tribunal, Isaac Mwaura was properly dismissed by the party’s national Disciplinary Committee. The PPDT further ruled that the disciplinary mechanisms were all exhausted and that the tribunal had the mandate to listen to his appeal.