Looks like the Kiambu UDA aspirant Karungo wa Thang’wa and any other impeached politicians in Kenya will no longer be able to hold any public office for the rest of their lives. This was evident from the IEBC dispute tribunal which upheld the decision by the Kiambu Returning Officer not to clear Thang’wa on account of his having been removed from office through impeachment.
On Sunday, June 19, the IEBC tribunal Chaired by Mr. George Murugu ruled “Our analysis of the fact and law as presented leads us to the conclusion that the respondent (IEBC) acted within the law to decline the complainant on the account of him having been removed from public office and presenting himself for nomination outside the gazetted terms,”
“In light of the foregoing, the committee upholds the decision of the returning officer in declining to nominate the complainant and the complaint is hereby dismissed with no order to cost,” the tribunal noted.
The tribunal dismissed the Senate aspirant’s claim that he had resigned before his impeachment and upheld the decision by the Kiambu Returning Officer not to clear the politician.