Court disqualifies MP candidate for having 3 citizenships

He has citizenship in three international locations; America, Kenya and Somalia. The Garissa High Court has canceled the candidacy of 1 Mohamed Subey Gedi who sought the parliamentary place of Fafi Constituency in Garissa County.

Lady Justice Abida Aroni ordered the IEBC to degazette Subey after discovering that he holds citizenship of three international locations; America, Kenya and Somalia.

“The 1st Respondent is not qualified to stand for the position of Member of Parliament for the Fafi Constituency,” she dominated.

Aroni identified that the structure, in keeping with article 78, paragraph 1, states {that a} individual isn’t eligible for public workplace except the individual is a citizen of Kenya.

The order got here after residents of Fafi went to court docket difficult the electoral physique’s determination to clear Subey.

Aroni additionally ordered the IEBC to be certain that Subey doesn’t contest the upcoming election as a candidate.

She additional stated that Subey holding three citizenships was a matter of nationwide safety, including that the structure solely allowed twin citizenship.

Subey contested the seat towards incumbent MP Abdikain Osman of Jubilee, Mohammed Dis Shafat (Kanu) and UDA’s Salah Yakub.

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