KANU Secretary General Nick Salat has been sentenced to three months in jail or pay a fine of sh 200,000 for disobeying an order of tribunal.
Salat was sentenced alongside the Party’s elections board chairman Edward Kivuvani for failing to repeat nominations in Fafi constituency in Garissa County.
The tribunal has also ordered KANU to hold fresh nominations within 12hrs in at least 49 polling stations in the constituency.
Aspirant Salah Yakub Farah had lodged a complaint at the tribunal over the failure by the party to hold nominations as required.
He told the tribunal that Kanu partly conducted nomination in Fafi constituency and which exercise started after 2 pm denying many voters a right to participate.
The tribunal issued an order on May 5 directing the Party to repeat the nomination exercise.
However Kanu failed to do so prompting the aspirant to seek that the two be jailed for contempt.
He wanted the two detained for a period of six months for disobeying the orders of the tribunal.
Salat defended the party before the tribunal stating that it could not hold fresh nominations because of logistics reasons and the timelines set by the IEBC for party to submit names.
But the tribunal in its ruling said that the party did not carry out a fair and transparent nomination exercise in the area and that many voters were denied their right to pick their preferred candidate