Former Samburu senator Sammy Leshore has been gazetted as Isaac Mwaura’s replacement as nominated senator.
However the embattled legislator obtained a court order stopping Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka from declaring his seat vacant.
Mwaura is a two-time nominated lawmaker. In the previous term he served in the national assembly. He was then nominated by the ODM party.
Mwaura had suffered a major setback after the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal endorsed a decision by the Jubilee Party to expel him on the grounds of disloyalty and pledging allegiance to another outfit.
The case is slated for hearing on May 24.