In Summary
  • In December 2017, the Supreme Court nullified the election of Wiper Democratic Movement politician July Mawathe.
  • Accusing leaders of corruption, businessman Jairus Mulei Musyoka, who will vie for the seat, said he wants to inject new blood into the system.
  • In the by-election expected to take place in March, Musyoka will face candidates including Mawathe and Sumra.

The political temperature has started rising in Embakasi South Nairobi, with a new candidate joining the race to clinch the parliamentary seat.

In December 2017, the Supreme Court nullified the election of Wiper Democratic Movement politician July Mawathe, saying the process was not free and fair.

NEW BLOOD

Businessman Jairus Mulei Musyoka announced his bid on Friday, joining Mr Mawathe and former MP Irshad Sumra.

Mr Musyoka said he was ready to face the heavy-weights in his first attempt at a parliamentary post.

Accusing leaders of corruption, he said he wants to inject new blood into the system.

"We want to bring a solution,” he said of the constituency that that 150,3015 registered voters.

The by-election is expected to take place in March.

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