Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura was declared a ‘Persona non granta’ in the Senate yesterday after a gazette notice by speaker Justin Muturi.
The speaker declared Mwaura’s position vacant after a ruling by the political parties tribunal upholding Jubilee party’s decision to expel him.
Jubilee party made a decision to expell Mwaura and 6 other senators in February 2021.
Before the expulsion from the party, Mwaura had attended a political rally in Msambweni where he declared intention to decamp to Ruto’s TangaTanga faction.
At the homecoming party for Msambweni MP Feisal Bader, Mwaura rebuked President Uhuru Kenyatta, prompting his party to take disciplinary action on him.
In his address at Msambweni, Mwaura blamed Uhuru’s family for the ills that have faced the country.
While announcing his official entry into the Tanga Tanga camp, Mwaura also rebuked the Moi’s referring to them as dynasties.
His sentiments caught the attention of Uhuru, who told him to go to the ballot if he was tired of same families ruling, he should change that on the ballot.
Uhuru challenged Mwaura, saying that he was criticizing him yet he was in the senatorial position because of him.
“Some of those making these claims, their vote and the position they hold is because of me, they never got even a single vote, Uhuru said.
After the altercation, the Jubilee party summoned Mwaura to answer to indiscipline charges.
Here the National Management Committee unanimously agreed to expel Mwaura.
The decision by Lusaka to gazzete Mwaura’s expulsion attracted reactions from DP Ruto allied senators.
They accused Lusaka of acting in the best interest of powerful people outside the senate chambers.
Mwaura had filled his own petition at the High court while the other six filed a joint petition.
The High Court had earlier on blocked Mwaura’s expulsion pending a hearing.
“That pending the hearing and determination of this application inter partes, the first respondent, 2nd respondent, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the Speaker of the Senate be and hereby barred from implementing the decision of the 1st and 2nd respondent,” the ruling read.