Court threatens to strike out
case against VP
- still ignores Indigenous People -
Written By:Nancy Akinyi/Dzuya Walter
Tue, Feb 12, 2008
The Ilchamus community from Baringo District is not giving up in
its bid for recognition as a marginalized group that deserves
representation in the tenth Parliament.
The community was Tuesday back on the corridors of justice in a
second attempt to secure a nomination slot to the 10th parliament.
Barely two weeks after the constitutional court struck out an
application where the community wanted the Electoral Commission of
Kenya stopped from gazetting the names of nominated MPs, the group
is back but with a different formular.
This time, through lawyer Thomas Letangule, the group wants the
ECK and all political parties who qualified for nominations to
give the constitutional meaning of Special Interest groups and
state whether this was followed during their party nominations.
Meanwhile the constitutional court Tuesday threatened to strike
out a case filed by ODM Kenya chairman Daniel Maanzo and Professor
Julia Ojiambo suing Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka for failing to
nominate them to the tenth Parliament.
Justice Roselyne Wendo said that the case was purely civil and
there exists no grounds for a constitutional court to determine
She instead referred the matter to the civil court for further
Elsewhere Chawa Francise, a Congolese national was charged with
obtaining over 2 million shillings by pretending that he was in a
position to sell jewels to a businessman in Nairobi.
He denied committing the offense on February 2.
The case will be heard on March 5.