The IEBC’s Decision To Exclude Sonko From Running in Mombasa Has Been Put on Hold By The High Court.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is still fighting the IEBC’s decision to prevent him from running in the August elections.

On Monday, the High Court in Nairobi issued an injunction prohibiting the IEBC from preventing him from running for Governor of Mombasa awaiting the outcome of a case he filed.

At addition, Justice Ngaah Jairus ordered that the case be tried in a Mombasa High Court. Sonko’s governorship bid, however, is in jeopardy after the court prolonged the order prohibiting him from delivering his nomination papers to the IEBC.

Sonko’s legal team rejected the extension, claiming that the deadline for presenting his paperwork to the IEBC for clearance is Tuesday, June 7.

Sonko claims that the IEBC’s decision to bar him from running for governor of Mombasa is un-procedural, illegal, and inconsistent.

In court papers, the besieged lawmaker claims that “there is an urgent need for the court to examine its rulings so that the goals of justice are sought.”

 He further claims that the Wafula Chebukati-led electoral body’s decision to disqualify him from running in the General Election was motivated by bias, malice, and bad faith.

 He claims that every move taken by the IEBC to disqualify him from running is unconstitutional.

“The impeachment processes against the applicants have not been completed and are currently ongoing before the Supreme Court,” Sonko claims.

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Written by Esther Oyugi

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