By Allan Tawai.
Wavinya Ndeti is not yet off the hook as an appeal against Justice George Odunga’s judgment has been filed.
The appeal is by Machakos MCA Peter Kyalo who had initially lodged a complaint with the IEBC disputes committee.
Earlier on Wednesday, the High Court permitted Ndeti’s Wiper party candidature for the Machakos governor seat.
Odunga noted that the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal decided she is a legitimate member of the party led by NASA principal Kalonzo Musyoka.
Machakos inhabitants praised the High Court’s ruling saying it granted them the opportunity to pick a leader of their choice.
“We are delighted that the court has ruled as per our prayers. We now have the opportunity to end the bad leadership we have experienced for last four years, “Machakos town resident Jonathan Muendo said.
Muendo said the ruling was as good as declaring Ndeti the next governor since many have decided to vote for her.
Another resident, Ruth Mumo said the will of the people will now prevail and added that the politician’s development record as Kathiani MP endeared her to the people.
Mutua’s supporters downplayed the impact of the ruling.
“Winning a judicial review is not declaring your candidate a winner. We wanted to save your candidate the humiliation in August but she seems strong enough to bear the loss,” Stephen Musili told a WhatsApp group.
Ndeti wants to uproot the incumbent Governor Alfred Mutua of Maendeleo Chap Chap.