Gatundu North Member of Parliament Annie Wanjiku Kibe has seized to be a member of parliament following a high court decision nullifying her election.

Justice Weldon Korir on Wednesday declared the Gatundu North parliamentary seat as vacant citing violation of election laws.

Justice Korir directed that IEBC should conduct fresh elections, validating on Clement Kung’u Waibara's arguments in court that Ms Wanjiku was a public office holder at the time of her election.

Mr Waibara argued in court saying Ms Wanjiku was not qualified to vie for the parliamentary seat since, on the date of her election in the 2017 General Election, she had not resigned as a nominated ward rep in the Kiambu County Assembly.

The judge also directed the Deputy Registrar to forward the ruling to the speaker of the National Assembly for appropriate action.

"I declare that the seat of the MP Hon Anne Wanjiku has become vacant," stated Justice Korir. 

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