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Sunday, 28 May 2017 18:17 EAT
A parliamentary aspirant for Mavoko constituency is demanding a refund of Sh10 million after her former party, Jubilee issued a direct nomination to former Kibwezi MP, Kalembe Ndile.
Justina Wamae, through her lawyers, Robert Muthama and Associates wants Jubilee to refund her nomination fees she initially paid amounting to Sh125,000 and a further Sh9,875,000 she claims she had injected in her campaigns before the nomination certificate was handed directly to Mr Ndile.
Mr Ndile was among several politicians who dissolved their political parties last year to join Jubilee. Ms Wamae, who has since declared she will contest the seat as an independent candidate in the August 8 general election, claims despite having fully paid up for the scheduled nominations, the exercise was never carried out and the party eventually handed the nomination certificate to someone else.
“This was unlawful and in bad faith and our client has suffered embarrassment, loss and damage and her political ambitions and rights have been violated,” a letter by city lawyer, Robert Muthama acting for Ms Wamae, and delivered to Jubilee Party on May 19, reads in part.
The youthful politician has threatened to sue the party should it fail to pay her the said amount as well as a written apology on the same. “Take notice that unless the apology and the said Sh10 million is received into this office within 10 days of the date hereof, our mandatory instructions are to file suit against the party at your risk as to costs,” the letter further reads.
In an interview with Kenya Free Press, Ms Wamae said it was wrong for Jubileee to hand a direct nomination to Mr Ndile, claiming he was not capable of delivering votes for the party. “I also feel the Jubilee Machakos county secretariat and the county election board were denied the responsibility to oversee the party primaries with the envisaged outcome of getting the right candidate to deliver the Mavoko seat to the party,” she said
Ms Wamae will face off with the incumbent, Patrick Makau (Wiper), Kalembe Ndile (Jubilee) and Dominic Maitha (ODM).