Flamboyant politician Stanley Livondo is back in the limelight one again after keeping a low profile since losing the 2017 Kakamega senatorial race to ANC’s Cleophas Malala.
The former Lang’ata and Kamukunji parliamentary aspirant has moved to court seeking to have a Kenyan Deputy President blocked from vying for the top seat in subsequent General Elections.
Livondo wants the Attorney General to declare that when Articles 130 (1), 131 (1) (b) and 148 (6)(a) are read together, they mean that the President and his DP cannot stand for nomination as presidential candidates.
The former chair of professional boxing of Kenya is of the opinion that since the Deputy President and Cabinet Secretaries do not have to go through nomination and are appointed by the President, they work together as a single unit; DP William Ruto who is seeking to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 now seen as an immediate target by the petition.
He cites Article 142(2) which states that: “The current sitting President is barred from standing for nomination…” and Article 148 (6) (a) which he wants interpreted to mean that a sitting Deputy President who has served for two consecutive terms should also be barred.
Livondo is further seeking to have past Cabinet Secretaries blocked from taking up any other Executive role or any other national or county government position once a new President is sworn in in 2022.
The one time Kakamega high dorm prefect made headlines in 2007 when he disrupted the then Ikolomani legislator Bonny Khalwale’s meeting when he arrived in a chopper and started spraying cash on the crowd that had gathered.