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Ex-Samburu Senator Sammy Prisa Leshore gazetted to replace Isaac Mwaura

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Sammy Prisa Leshore has been gazetted to replace Isaac Mwaura as member to the Senate representing persons with disabilities.

In a Gazette Notice dated May 10, 2021, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission said the deleted nominee (Isaac Mwaura) stands disqualified.

This is despite an interim court order that was issued on Tuesday evening against his removal.

The Milimani High Court had directed that the respondents be restrained from implementing or further acting on the judgment of the Political Parties Tribunal pending hearing and determination of the motion.

But, who is Leshore?

Leshore is the first Senator for Samburu County who served between 2013 and 2017. He was elected on the now moribund URP party ticket.

Leshore served as a Member of the National Assembly for Samburu East for 15 years between 1993 and 2007. He was a KANU party member during his tenure as MP.

In 2007, he unsuccessfully defended his seat after he lost to Raphael Letimalo who won on the ODM party ticket.

Prior to that, he had served at the Directorate of State Security Intelligence.

He was initially a police officer at the Kenya Police Force, now renamed the National Police Service.

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