Court bars IEBC and EACC from commenting on Waititu case

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By Mourice Seretta 

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have been barred from commenting on the merits of former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s case.

Justice Antony Mrima on Thursday directed all parties in the case to act with restraint by ensuring that the proceedings before court are not discussed outside the jurisdiction of the court.

“I direct the lawyers in this matter to advise their clients to respect doctrine of subjudice,” the judge said.

Lawyer John Swaka told the court that both EACC and IEBC had been commenting on whether Waititu can vie in an election even though the case is yet to be determined.

Waititu moved to court on Thursday last week challenging IEBC’s decision to bar him from contesting in the Nairobi gubernatorial by-election.

The case will be mentioned on February 1 for further directions.

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