The Senate Speaker has sealed the decision by Jubilee Party to expel nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura.
Through a gazette notice on May 11, Keneth Lusaka declared Mwaura’s seat at the Senate vacant.
Lusaka acted upon a decision by the Jubilee Party to expel the Senator over indiscipline and disloyalty to the party.
Mwaura was accused of betrayal by his party after campaigning for a candidate of its opponent in the UDA party.
On February 8, 2021 the Jubilee National Management Committee announced the expulsion of Mwaura and other 6 nominated senators on grounds of insubordination.
Other senators that were expelled from the party include; Seneta Mary Yiane, Waqo Naomi Jilo, Omanga Millicent, Prengei Victor, Iman Dekow and Gona Christine Zawadi .
“The NMC in exercising its mandate as provided for under Article 7(2a) of the party constitution and relying on other enabling provisions of the same constitution has expelled the senators,” read a statement by Secretary-general Raphael Tuju.
The 7 senators appealed the decision at the Political parties tribunal.
After a series of hearings, the tribunal threw out Mwaura’s application seeking to bar the Registrar of Political Parties from implementing Jubilee Party’s decision to expel him and six other nominated Senators.
Mwaura will be the first nominated senator to be expelled both from the party and the senate.
His predicaments started when he declared allegiance to DP Ruto and his UDA party.
He has been traversing the country campaigning for UDA even in areas where Jubilee had fronted candidates to vie for electoral seats.
The other nominated senators are not off the hook yet as their positions may also be declared vacant.