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Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura [p/courtesy]

Embattled Jubilee nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura has called for the review of the rules governing the nomination process by political parties.

Mwaura raised concerns that nominated leaders are not given the same package for the number of staff, the staff salary and operational costs as elected leaders.

He was nominated by Jubilee Party in 2017 to represent people with disabilities and was serving his first term only to switch allegiance to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), linked to the Deputy President  William Ruto after Jubilee broke into Kieleweke and Tangatanga factions.

Mwaura who unsuccessfully vied for Ruiru parliamentary seat has been walking a tight rope after the Jubilee Party settled on expelling him and six other nominated Senators over disciplinary violations on February 8.

He was expelled together with Mary Seneta, Falhada Iman, Naomi Waqo, Victor Prengei and Millicent Omanga who had appeared before Jubilee Party’s disciplinary committee on two occasions over charges of insubordination and misconduct.

But on May 6, the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal (PPDT) chaired by Desma Nungo declared that their expulsion unlawful and against the Jubilee constitution.

And a day later, the tribunal overturned its own ruling, dismissing Mwaura’s claims that Jubilee had not furnished him with the charges leveled against him.

The party then went ahead to gazette former Samburu Senator Sammy Leshore has as Isaac Mwaura’s replacement in the Senate.

Ex-Samburu Senator Sammy Leshore who was gazetted to replace Isaac Mwaura [p/courtesy]

“When you are nominated people do not see you on an equal basis with others. That’s what the problem is. We end up producing tricksters and conmen who become a gang of robbers, affecting the welfare of Wanjiku.” Mwaura said on Citizen Tv.

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He further complained that nominated politicians are gagged by party bosses which leads to the suffering of the representation from “institutionalised marginalisation”.

“You have to claim marginalisation for you to get a seat at the table – nominated leaders need to have a voice.” he added.

Mwaura who was nominated by ODM in 2016 mditched the party to join Jubilee said he will run in 2022 but he also claimed that leadership goes beyond parties or being elected into to transform a country and the lives of its people.

 

 

 


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