Kilifi county assembly speaker Jimmy Kahindi on Monday declared Dabaso ward seat vacant.
This is after the election of Emmanuel Changawa (ODM) was nullified by the court following a petition by Amani National Congress (ANC) candidate Dickson Karani. Karani moved to the high court in Malindi after the magistrate’s court failed to overturn Changawa’s win.
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While making the announcement the Speaker directed that all privileges and responsibilities of the former MCA be withdrawn.
“I declare that Hon Changawa ceases to be a member of the county assembly of Kilifi. All privileges are withdrawn. I wish him all the best,’’ he said.
Kahindi is expected to formally write to the IEBC to set a date for the by election within 90 days.
Changawa called for support from both the Dabaso electorates and the ODM party.
“I have been loyal to ODM and I therefore expect a direct ticket and support to reclaim the seat,” said Changawa