Mwaura ditched Jubilee, a party that nominated him to the senate.
Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka issued a Gazette notice Tuesday, officially declaring Mwaura’s seat vacant.
“It is notified for the information of the general public that pursuant to Article 103 (1) (e) (i) of the Constitution and section 37 of the Elections Act, the seat of the Member of the Senate elected under Article 98 (1) (d) of the Constitution and held by Hon. Isaac Mwaura Maigua became vacant, with effect from the 7th May, 2021,” the gazette notice dated May, 10, 2021 stated.
Mwaura’s tribulations began last year when he declared his loyalty to Deputy President William Ruto, and showed strong support to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party that is linked to the DP.
Mwaura filed a court case blocking his removal as Jubilee Nominated Senator. His colleagues in the Tangatanga team have vowed to battle the decision in court.
Interestingly, Siaya Senator James Orengo has also vowed to back Mwaura in the fight until he is reinstated in the senate.
Mwaura was present in the senate when Mr. Lusaka released the Gazette notice.