Wavinya Ndeti after being cleared by the court. PHOTO | Courtesy

The Machakos Wiper gubernatorial candidate Wavinya Ndeti got a major boost after Justice George Odunga gave her the green light to run for office claiming the IEBC stand was baseless.

Justice George Odunga said the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal had made earlier made a decision that Ndeti was a strong member of Wiper and the IEBC committee had no powers to nullify that decision.

Justice Odunga said the court had found that the other issues raised before it as the basis for justification of the committee’s decision were not the grounds upon which it made its decision.

The court said the committee had taken into account irrelevant material, hence its decision was irrational and unreasonable.

Odunga said had the committee based its decision on the issues that were raised before him then the court might have reached a different outcome, but that is not the matter that was before him and he could not speculate.

“I find that the only basis upon which IEBC committee arrived at the decision made on June 8 cannot stand legal scrutiny and it was with due respect hopelessly unreasonable,” Justice Odunga said.

The Jubilee underground masonry who oversees the case got a big shock after he was allowed to contest because it is a right for everyone in the general elections. Wavinya Ndeti will contest with the incumbent governor Alfred Mutua who endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta for the presidency.

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