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Woman in court over MCA who ‘impersonated her to take the seat’

Woman in court over MCA who ‘impersonated her to take the seat’

By ELIZABETH KWAMBOKA

A woman has moved to a Kisii court to lodge a complaint over alleged impersonation by a Member of a County Assembly.

Naomi Bosibori Amenya, 36, moved to Kisii lower court before Senior Resident Magistrate Steve Onjoro, saying someone used her national identity number and names to get nomination into the Nyamira County Assembly.

Ms Bosibori told the court she was a life member of the Kenya National Congress political party and had been promised a nomination slot in the 2013 election as an MCA in Tombe Ward in Nyamira County.

She said she was surprised to find her name and ID number gazetted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission as one of those to be nominated from Nyamira County. She presented a copy of the gazette notice before the court.

Bosibori says she tried to look for the impersonator and reported the matter to Kisii criminal investigation officers.

She told the court that the CID officers investigated and found the suspect’s name- Dorris Nyabiage (pictured above)

Bosibori also presented a letter from the CID to that effect. She told the court she never received a call or any information to notify her that she had been nominated, “…but someone used my names and ID to sit in the office…”

She said she went to the Registrar of Persons in the main offices in Nairobi to confirm whether the ID was hers. She also provided a letter from the Registrar, indicating that the identification document was hers.

Ms Bosibori then provided certificates bearing her official names, which marched the names in the documents gazetted as having been nominated in Nyamira county assembly.

She told the court thet it was difficcult for her to open bank accounts or access crucial things. She often gets notification that she already has bank accounts, but which she never opened.

The hearing continues next January 31.

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Written by The Kenyan Weekly

The Kenyan Weekly newspaper is a fresh general-news publication published on newsprint once a week.

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