Murang’a MP Sabina Chege is urging the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to adjourn its “vote theft” case on health issues.
Through her lawyers James Orengo, Otiende Amollo and Martin Aloo, the MP requested another date saying she was ill and hospitalized in Nairobi Hospital.
The case was scheduled to be heard on Tuesday morning before the IEBC Election Ethics Implementation Committee.
Otiende presented the letter from Dr Eric Munene confirming that the MP was ill.
“Allow me to submit a letter confirming that the respondent is unwell and was admitted on February 16 at a Nairobi hospital,” Otiende said.
He added: “We request that we reschedule the hearing until further notice.”
The Rarieda MP also informed the Committee that he had approached the Constitutional Court for an explanation as to whether the committee headed by IEBC President Wafula Chebukati had jurisdiction over the matter.
The committee adjourned for 15 minutes to consider issues raised by the defense team.
Last week, the Electoral Ethics Implementation Committee summoned Chege for his remarks on the results of the 2017 presidential election.