BY SAM ALFAN.
Political Parties Dispute Tribunal has temporarily stopped parliament from election NASA East African Legislative Assembly(EALA) nominees until case challenging the nominnees is heard and determined.
“An interim injunction is hereby granted to halt the election of persons listed in the November Notice of motion dated 11 the December 2017 namely Oburu Odinga, Abubakar Zain , Beth Mutunga ,Fatuma Ibrahim , Loy Mwandi Maviala aAbdikadir Aden , Norman Magaya , Kennedy Musyoka , Justus Muchoge , Jane Marwa , Angela Munyasya pending hearing of this application, reads the order.
Political Parties Dispute Tribunal chairman Kyalo Mbobu has also directed that the orders filed Narok West Parliamentary loser in the last general election Jimmy Parnyumbe Luka be served by way of advertisement in a leading local daily newspaper.
The tribunal further directed that the matter be served upon the respondents and appear for inter-party hearing on 18th December 2017 at 2;30 pm .
Parnyumbe moved to the political parties Dispute Tribunal to challenge the EALA list of nominees given to the national assembly by NASA.
He argues that the list as provided by NASA did not meet the criteria set out in the constitution.
The respondents in the case include the proposed names, Clerk of the National Assembly, WIPER party, Clerk of the Senate, Amani National Congress and ODM.
From the 25 nominees, Parliament will vote for Kenya’s nine representatives. Jubilee will fill five slots and Nasa will fill four.