Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria will for the second time face off his political nemesis Jamleck Kamau for the Jubilee Party ticket.
This followed a decision by the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal annulling his nomination as declared after the April 26 polls.
In a judgment on Friday, the tribunal chaired by Kyalo Mbobu held that the Jubilee Party failed to conduct a free and fair nomination in the county.
“The certificate issued to Wa Iria was null and void. The tribunal consequently orders the party to organise and conduct fresh primaries within 96 hours.”
The three-member panel further observed that over 53, 614 votes were cast in excess of the number of registered voters.
An earlier directive requiring the party to repeat the exercise within 48 hours was overturned.
This was after…