Dick Wathika, Kenyan politician, Mayor of Nairobi dead

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Dick Mwangi Wathika died on December 19, 2015.

He was a Kenyan politician who served as mayor of Nairobi.

Dick was elected in July 2004, and was re-elected in 2006.

He vied successfully for the Makadara Constituency parliamentary seat in the 2007 Kenyan parliamentary elections, on a Party of National Unity ticket.

Dick 2007 election in Nairobi’s Makadara Constituency was annulled on 30 April 2010.

The judgment was delivered by Lady Justice Kalpana Rawal, who said the electoral process was marred by irregularities.

Lady Justice Rawal told a packed court that Mr Wathika was not validly elected, but said that she would issue a ruling in the afternoon on whether to stay the judgment before giving the parliamentary Speaker a certificate nullifying the MP’s election.

The by-election was held on 20 September 2010.

Dick failed to retain the seat, as the poll was won by Gideon Mbuvi Kioko of NARC-Kenya followed by Reuben Ndolo of ODM, while Wathika was left third.

He contested unsuccessfully for the Nairobi Governor Seat in the 2013 general elections.

Dick Mwangi Wathika passed away on December 19, 2015.

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