Maeni Ward MCA aspirant Pius Ndumba has petitioned the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) before the Bungoma law courts demanding justice after the commission allegedly struck his name from the register. Ndumba who was nominated by the ODM party to vie for the seat in the August polls argues now accuses the court of not acting immediately on the matter. Ndumba was addressing the press at Bungoma law courts on Tuesday.
“I am very annoyed at how the court is handling my case, I presented it before the court immediately after the election,” Ndumba stated. Ndumba added that he presented his documents before the IEBC where he was cleared to run for the Maeni ward seat after things went south on the election day after he realised that he wasn’t in the IEBC register. He says that the act has made his supporters mistrust him adding that he used a lot of resources to run his campaigns which at long last he was not on the ballot.
“I used and deployed all resources that I had to run my campaigns, I even went to an extent of selling my piece of land so that I can get more funds to facilitate my movement as I ask Maeni voters to back my bid,” he said.
Ndumba adds that he is very optimistic and trusts in the judiciary asking the Court to move with speed and address his case that is still before Lady Justice Rose Ougo in Bungoma high court. “I am asking Lady Justice Rose Ougo to help me rule out the fate of my case so that justice prevails,” he said.
The respondent in the petition is Mr Erick George Omondi the returning officer Kimilili Constituency. The Maeni ward MCA seat was won by Idd Chamawi of the Ford Kenya party. Bungoma high court Judge Lady Justice Rose Ougo asked the petitioner to give the court ten days to allow it to give the direction.