Kethi Kilonzo Locked from Makueni Senate by Elections

By: Kobia Koome (Mentee)

Keithi Kilonzo, daughter of former Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo, has been barred from seeking the post once held by her father.

The Makueni Senate’s Dispute Resolution Committee ruled Monday that Ms. Kilonzo’s election verification slip, paperwork required as a condition of candidacy, was one of five stolen from a booklet used to register former President Mwai Kibaki.

Allegations against Ms. Kilonzo, nominated by the Wiper party to succeed her father, were first aired by her rival from the National Alliance.

The IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee not only revoked Ms. Kilonzo’s credentials, but also ordered an investigation into how she acquired those credentials in the first place.     The committee at the same time upheld the nomination of Jubilee candidate Philip Kaloki, dismissing allegations that he was a member of more than one party.

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