Vocal Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura has lost his seat after a prolonged battle with Jubilee party, this is after the Speaker of the senate declared his seat vacant in a gazette notice that was issued on Monday.
“It is notified for the information of the public that pursuant to Article103 (1) (e) (i) of the Constitution and section 37 of the Elections Act, the seat of the Member of the Senate elected under Article 98 (1) (d) of the Constitution and held by Hon. Isaac Mwaura Maigua became vacant, with effect from the 7th May, 2021,” the notice reads.
The removal of Isaac Mwaura a close Ally of the Deputy President Wiliam Ruto was temporarily stopped by the High Court in Nairobi late March after challenging his ouster in court which was pegged on grounds of disciplinary violations.
“That pending the hearing and determination of this application inter parties, the first respondent, 2nd respondent, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the Speaker of the Senate be and hereby barred from implementing the decision of the 1st and 2nd respondent,” the ruling reads.
On February 8 this year, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju said the National Management Committee (NMC) had met and deliberated on a report filed by the party’s disciplinary committee.
“The NMC in exercising its mandate provided or under article 7 (2a) of the party’s constitution and relying on other enabling provisions of the party law has expelled the following senators,” the statement read.
Those expelled include nominated Senators: Isaac Mwaura, Seneta Mary Yiane, Waqo Naomi Jilo, Omanga Millicent, Prengei Victor, Iman Dekow and Gona Christine Zawadi.
The statement further noted that the expulsion was immediate but noted that the legislators still reserve their right to make an appeal.
His removal alongside other nominated senators and member of parliament retraces In May last year, when the legislators were under fire after claims that they snubbed an invitation to a meeting at the State House without offering apologies.