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Kenya: Lawyer Kethi Kilonzo knocked out of contesting for Senate seat – accused of fraudulently obtaining registration slip as a voter

Posted by African Press International on July 19, 2013

High Court in Kenya has determined: Lawyer Kethi Kilonzo should not be allowed to vie for the Senate seat , Makueni county.

Sad news for lawyer Kethi Kilonzo who wanted to succeed her father the late Mutula Kilonzo as the Senator for Makueni County. Her father died a few months ago, opening for a by-election in the county.

Kethi had told the court that she had registered as a voter but that she could not remember the location of the registration center clearly.

The High court consisting of Judges Mumbi Ngugi, Mr Mwongo and Weldon Korir made a ruling this morning the 19th of July 2013, barring Kethi from contesting for the seat and blaming her for having not checked if she was really a registered voter. The IEBC has claimed that she is not a registered voter , thus cannot allow her to vie for the Senatorial seat left vacant by her late father.

This is a big blow for her career as a lawyer having been accused of fraudulently receiving and producing a stolen registration slip claiming it to be genuine.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission may now decide to sue her for theft. This will force her to explain who gave her the slip claimed bi IEBC to have been stolen from their offices.

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Kenya: Former Justice and education minister who was elected Senator Mutula Kilonzo on 4th of March died Saturday

Posted by African Press International on April 29, 2013

Mutula Kilonzo who was the Makueni senator is dead. Reports say he died in his sleep. He was found by his workers after 10.00 am in the morning lying in bed with foam filling the mouth and his nose. In the room, the investigators say they found vomit on the floor and the sink, meaning, he woke up to vomit before he went to bed where he later died without alerting any of his family members.

He was alone in his room after he went to sleep having arrived to his ranch from Nairobi. The rest of his family is said to have remained behind in Nairobi.

He died in his farm bordering Maanzoni lodge on Mombasa road. Teams of experts (policemen and pathologists) rushed to the area immediately his death was known.

It is not known what killed him. There are speculations that he may have been poisoned.

Investigations are now ongoing in order to establish the cause of death

Mr Kilonzo was a brilliant lawyer who always spoke his mind. Earlier this year, he decided to forgive a young woman who had been charged in court for threatening to kill him. The woman who was his house help had sent him a sms saying she had been instructed to do so by her underground bosses who wanted Kilonzo dead. Kilonzo appeared in court and instead of testifying against the woman, he told the court that he did not want the case continued but instead should be discontinued because he had decided to forgive the woman.

The judge discontinued the case.

Our condolences goes to the family members and friends during this trial moment and may his soul be blessed to rest in peace.

 

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