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Supporters of Matungulu MP lament legal harassment by failed aspirant

The supporters say Mr Makau is trying to frustrate the MP after he was handed a direct nomination following a declaration by the party that Mr Makau was unfit to run for the position over integrity issues.

By Oscar NdundaSaturday, 27 May 2017 13:18 EAT

Mr Mule's supporters addressing journalists in Tala.

Supporters of Matungulu MP Stephen Mule have lamented over increased court cases against the MP by Japheth Makau, an aspirant who competed against Mr Mule for the Wiper party ticket.

The supporters say Mr Makau is trying to frustrate the MP after he was handed a direct nomination for the ticket following a declaration by the party that Mr Makau was unfit to run for the position over integrity issues.

On 17 May, Mr Makau had filed a case at the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal whereby he was declared unfit to vie for the parliamentary seat over integrity issues but was given 14 days to appeal. However, the aspirant pressed on with another case.

The MP's supporters now claim that there is a force pushing Mr Makau adding that there were other MPs handed direct nominations but they were  not being harassed  like Mr Mule. "Why is our MP being harassed was he the only one who was given a direct nomination?

"We want Mr Makau to stop using the courts to frustrate Mr Mule because he was declared unfit to contest for the seat, there are other MPs who were given direct nomination but they are not being harassed," said one more the supporters. 

They threatened to strip should Mr. Makau continue to frustrate the MP. 

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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