Starehe MP Maina Kamanda risks being locked out of the Jubilee Party nominations after a section of residents petitioned the party to disqualify him from the race over alleged fake academic credentials.
Ten petitioners on Wednesday jammed the party’s national headquarters in Nairobi where they presented a sworn affidavit, seeking that the MP be barred from reclaiming his seat.
But reacting to the petition, Kamanda claimed that the petitioners were led by ill intentions and were being bankrolled by some of his political adversaries who fear his networking.
“These are well known individuals and their intentions are known too. The same matter was at one time in court, but withdrawn after they discovered that they lacked evidence.
The group attached a copy of Kamanda’s form four academic certificates and requested the party leadership to scrutinize them keenly.
Led by David Mwaniki, the petitioners said that they conducted scrutiny on his certificate and ascertained that it had been altered.