In Summary
  • Mr Sheikh has accused the coalition of having conducted the nomination process in a discreet manner and failing to consider coalition rules.
  • He was among the 54 Nasa applicants for the much coveted Eala slots.
  • Speakers of both houses are also required to pick just nine candidates as suitable candidates

The National Super Alliance could be headed for tough times ahead after a Ford-Kenya party official challenged the list of 12 nominees to the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) submitted by the coalition last week.

Ford-Kenya party’s Assistant Secretary-General Yasser Ali Sheikh sued Nasa and Speakers of both the National Assembly as well as the Senate while faulting the coalition for failing to include a representative from the Chama Cha Mashinani and the said party.

Mr Sheikh, who was among the 54 Nasa applicants for the much coveted Eala slots, has accused the coalition of having conducted the nomination process in a discreet manner and failing to consider coalition rules.

NOMINATION PAPERS

He also accuses Nasa of failing to give his party an opportunity to inspect and verify the authenticity of the nomination papers.

“The list was arrived at without consulting or involving Ford-Kenya which is an equal partner and constituent party in the final decision-making process,” said Mr Titus Ochich, his lawyer.

He claimed that he only learnt Wednesday about the contents of the disputed nomination list, hence wants both Houses barred from considering the candidates nominated.

In the case documents, he claimed that Nasa’s nomination list was adopted on November 30 by clerks Michael Sialai and Jeremiah Nyegenye for the National Assembly as well as Senate respectively, who are to act as presiding officers in polls on or before December 14.

The names were to be forwarded to a joint committee within three days which then has a week’s period to make recommendations as well as consider or reject the nominees.

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