Kethi Kilonzo

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Kethi Kilonzo
Born Kethi Diana Kilonzo
(1977-02-21) 21 February 1977 (age 37)
Makueni
Residence Nairobi
Nationality Kenyan
Education University Of Nairobi
Occupation Lawyer
Years active 1999–present
Employer Kilonzo and company advocates
Website
kilonzoadvocates.co.ke

Kethi Diana Kilonzo (born 21 February 1977) is a Kenyan lawyer,[1] lecturer and accountant.[2] She is the daughter of the late Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo and is most notable for her performance as the head council for AFRICOG's (Africa Centre for Open Governance) petition against the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the president of Kenya.[3] Kethi Diana Kilonzo argued against the results announced by the IEBC chairman Isaack Hassan citing the results as not credible.[4] The petition which had been filed alongside that of CORD sought to nullify the 2013 election, which according to the two petitioners had been altered by the first respondent (IEBC, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) under the leadership of the second respondent (Isaack Hassan) to the advantage of the third and fourth respondents that is the president and deputy president of Kenya, respectively. The petition was heard by a panel of six supreme court judges headed by Willy Mutunga

On 19 Jul 2013, her petition against the electoral commission was thrown out,[5] with the high court upholding the IEBC's decision to nullify her nomination to run for the Makueni senate seat. Kethi could be facing jail[6] for possession of stolen property and electoral fraud.

References[edit]

  1. ^ citizen news,kilonzo&kethi kilonzo
  2. ^ The standard, March 28, 2013,Kilonzo:like father,like daughter
  3. ^ AFRICOG election perition
  4. ^ "lawyers steal election petition show",Daily Nation steal petion show
  5. ^ http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/-/1064/1919730/-/c2pkge/-/index.html
  6. ^ "Kethi faces jail". The star. June 2013.