Meru town. PHOTO/PRESS POINT

By Salim Mutuma

Meru High Court has stopped the swearing in of four nominated MCAs to the county assembly under the marginalized category following an application by an activist.

The order follows an appeal by Activist Salesio Thuranira seeking to block Catherine Kamathi, Edith Makena, Benson Kiriinya and Kenneth Maingi all nominated to represent the youth and marginalized from being sworn in.

Mr Thuranira argued that the IEBC discriminated Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) who comprise a good percentage of the entire Meru population.

He additionally maintains that the youths in the county assembly are over represented as majority of the elected MCAs are under 35 years.

“The declaration of persons elected as MCAs of Meru County by the respondent contains a good number of youthful elected persons hence this group has good representation and does not warrant more top up through nomination of marginalized persons,” the activist said.

The orders were issued by Justice Edward Muriithi.

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