Members of County assembly(MCAs) seeking other elective seats can breath a sigh of relief after IEBC indicated that they don’t have to resign. This statement came at a time when Majority of state and public officers are resigning to seek elective mandate.
The fate of the MCAs has not been clear in the constitution. This decision and clarification has been been left to the Court of appeal. The high Court had ruled that MCA’s seeking other elective positions should resign from their positions six months earlier.
This ruling was made in regards to a case presented against Gatundu North Mp Wanjiku Kibe. Kibe was a nominated MP in the period of 2013 to 2017 in Kiambu county. she later vied for the Member of Parliament for Gatundu North. She won the elections, which were later disputed at the high court.
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has indicated that the said MCA’s should not resign before submitting their nomination papers. The law is very clear on the position of President, Deputy President, Senator and Members of the National Assembly.
UDA had on 8th February 2022 issued a memo to MCA aspirants seeking other elective seats to resign. however the hustler led party withdrew the statement, indicating that they are waiting for further clarification from the elections body.