Gatundu North residents have welcomed the decision by Supreme Court judges who affirmed the court of appeals ruling that upheld the election of Gatundu North MP Annie Wanjiku Kibe.
Saying that court cases have lagged the greenery constituency behind in terms of developments, the residents said it was time that Kibe served her electorates in discriminatively.
Speaking at the constituency, the happy residents told the first female MP to prioritize on construction of impassable roads such as Njomoko-Flyover highway, face-lifting the poor state of schools, electrification of homesteads and provision of adequate, clean water.
They also urged her to fight for the rights of vulnerable such as orphans, widows and the elderly.
Led by Erick Gathogo Njoroge, the residents said that time to politic had come to an end and that locals should concentrate their energies on bettering the constituency.
“We are happy and we welcome the decision of Supreme Court judges. It’s been a long wait and now have a dully elected MP whom we expect will fully represent us as well as solicit funds to better this area,” he said.
They said that developments in the area were at a standstill adding that they were optimistic that Kibe would revive the lost glory of the area.
In the ruling read by Justice Smokin Wanjala, the judges determined that the irregularities cited in the petition by former MP Kung’u Waibara did not justify annulment.
On July 31st, the court of appeal overturned a High Court decisionthat had revoked Ms Kibe’s election, three judges ruling that anomalies in the August 8,2017 election results were administrative errors which were not substantial to nullify the election.
It was on this basis that Justice Joel Ngugi of then Kiambu High Court nullified Ms Kibe’s election.
In the win announced by IEBC, Kibe who is a former journalist garnered 39,447 votes dethroning former MP Francis Kigo Njenga (8,124 votes), Kung’u Waibara (9,314 votes), Dominic Gicheru (1,999 votes), Patrick Karigi (545 votes) among other male aspirants.