Twelve women aspirants have vowed to move to court to block former Registrar of the Judiciary Gladys Boss Shollei from being declared the Jubilee party women’s rep for Uasin Gishu County.
The 12 who contested for the seat and lost to Mrs. Shollei claimed the former registrar was not qualified to run for public office due to integrity issues during her tenure in the Judiciary.
They also claimed that Shollei was declared winner during the just concluded Jubilee party primaries un-procedurally by the county returning officer because not all votes from all the constituencies had been counted.
They faulted the nominations process which they claimed was not fair and credible as they were characterized by massive vote buying and compromising of voter officials in favour of Shollei.
“Voters, agents and election officials were bribed in our strongholds to compromise voting in favour of Shollei. No credible results for the women representative position were released, with those from Soy constituency not known until now,” they claimed in a Press statement in Eldoret Tuesday.
They said Shollei has issues of integrity touching on the loss of over Sh. 2.207 billion belonging to the Judiciary that was lost in her hands.
“Article 73(3) disqualifies a state officer who has been dismissed or otherwise removed from office from holding any other state office, as county women leaders we refuse the candidature of Shollei and appeal to the Jubilee top leadership to nullify her nomination”, they said.
They added that they will not accept Shollei as their leader, “and if the party leadership fails to nullify the nomination of Shollei, we as women will use all means including demonstrations and pressure groups to remove her, we shall also frustrate her leadership until the party listens to us,” they vowed.
Those who signed the press statement included Niuster Jepkemboi, Margaret Tirop, Mary Gorrety Chepseba, Pauline Bitok, Peris Simam and Irene Malel.
Others were Rael Lelei, Ruth Kemboi, Janet Kurgat, Mary Boroswa, Loise Kibor and Millicent Rotich.
Shollei was declared the women’s Rep nominee with 81,076 votes followed by Rael Chebichi who got 24,483 votes.