•UDA supporters in Murang'a have vowed to file a petition to stop the swearing-in of MCAs over the nominations process.
•According to the lawyer, women from poor families were replaced with women from rich families because they ‘allegedly ‘bribed party officials and IEBC.
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has weighed in on the nomination list recently released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Ahmednasir claimed that the process to nominate Members of Parliament, Senators and Members of the County Assemblies was turned into an auction process.
"All political parties and IEBC should be ashamed for turning the nomination lists for MPs, Senators and MCA seats into an auction process where the highest bidders win the bid... Shame on you," he said.
According to the lawyer, women from poor families were replaced with women from rich families because they "allegedly bribed party officials and IEBC".
Last week, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati gazetted the list of party nominees to the Senate and National and county assemblies.
In the notice, parties have nominated 12 members in the National Assembly, 16 women to Senate, two youth representatives to Senate and two nominees to represent persons living with disabilities in Senate.
UDA got five slots in the National Assembly against Raila Odinga’s ODM with three.
ANC, UDM and Jubilee got a slot each while Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper was not allocated a slot yet due to an interim court order restraining the commission from assigning the seat.
Kenya Kwanza has eight women nominees to the Senate and two others for those representing marginalised groups, bringing the total to 10.
Meanwhile, ODM got five slots to represent women and two others for disadvantaged groups, in total bagging seven nomination seats.
Jubilee, Wiper and UDM each got one slot.
UDA supporters in Murang'a have vowed to file a petition to stop the swearing-in of MCAs over the nominations process.
They said the swearing-in scheduled for September 21- will not happen until the list is reviewed.
Disgruntled supporters said they were on the original nominations list that was gazetted in July this year but were removed from the final list.
IEBC reverted the list back to the party for amendment following complaints that the process was unfairly done.