Speakers of both houses are also required to pick just nine candidates as suitable candidates, five being from Jubilee and four from Nasa within 14 days as from November 30.

“If a joint committee permitted to consider the Nasa nomination list as it is, irreparable injustice will befall Ford Kenya and myself as well as all those who have been disenfranchised by the coalition’s unilateral decision,” said Mr Sheikh.

He added: “ It is imperative that the electoral decision making process of an entity such as the Nasa Coalition which is the very manifestation of mainstream opposition within the republic of Kenya to be seen free from bias and above reproach in as far as the nomination to Eala, the premier legislative organ of the East African Community, is concerned.”


Since elections are to be held regarding the matter, he also wants both houses barred from holding such polls and that those nominated barred from campaigning for themselves until the case is heard as well as determined.

Ford-Kenya party is led by Mr Moses Wetang’ula, one of the coalition’s principals and he is also the Senate’s minority leader.

Those in the disputed Nasa list include Dr Oburu Odinga, Mr Kennedy Musyoka, former Wajir Women Representative Fatuma Ebrahim, the coalition’s executive director Norman Magaya and Ms Jane Marwa.

Others are Balambala Mp Abdikadir Aden, ODM Women’s League national chairperson Beth Mutunga, former Eala member Abubakar Zain, Loy Mwandi Maviala, Ms Angela Munyasia, Mr Justus Mochoge and Ms Winfred Mutua.

Nominees from Jubilee Party include former Interior PS Mutea Iringo, former Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, Eala member Abubakar Ogle, former Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua and former Mandera North MP Mohammed Adan Nooru.

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