WIN

High Court stops IEBC from proceeding with Sabina Chege’s 2017 rigging claims

The judge ruled that IEBC Committee does not have powers to issue summons.

In Summary

• Judge Mrima held that the commission code of conduct does not apply as candidates have not yet been determined so as to subscribe to it.

• Chege made the remarks at a political rally claiming that the 2017 elections might have been rigged.

FILE: Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege.
FILE: Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege.
Image: Alice Waithera

Big win for Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege as high court stops IEBC from further hearing her case over her 2017 rigging statement at a political rally.

Justice Antony Mrima has quashed the summons that were issued to Chege by IEBC to appear before the disciplinary committee

Judge Mrima has further ruled that the IEBC Committee does not have powers to issue summons.

He held that the commission code of conduct does not apply as candidates have not yet been determined so as to subscribe to it.

Chege made the remarks at a political rally claiming that the 2017 elections might have been rigged.

She had moved to court to stop her hearings by IEBC arguing that it had no grounds to hear the matter since she has not submitted any papers indicating she will vie or even declared her candidature.

Through her lawyers James Orengo and Otiende Amollo, she argued that her prosecution before IEBC was commenced in bad faith and rushed to embarrass and tarnish her name.

It was her argument that IEBC had a predetermined verdict to block her from participating in the upcoming general elections if she decides to run for any seat.


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