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Sealed with a kiss: Lawyer Lucy Gichuhi sworn in as Australia’s first black senator

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sealed with a kiss: Lawyer Lucy Gichuhi sworn in as Australia’s first black senator

Australia’s first black African member of federal parliament has been sworn-in. Kenyan-born lawyer Lucy Gichuhi was warmly welcomed by colleagues as she took her seat in the Senate on Tuesday, sharing a kiss on the cheek with Pauline Hanson. One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash also embraced the South Australian politician […]

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Tracing the roots of Kenyan-born woman who beat odds to become Australian senator

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tracing the roots of Kenyan-born woman who beat odds to become Australian senator

The Australian government has opened an inquiry into the citizenship status of a Kenyan-born lawyer, Lucy Gichuhi, who won a seat in the federal parliament of Australia to represent South Australia in the senate to determine whether she is eligible to serve in parliament. According to the country’s laws, dual citizens are barred from serving […]

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[VIDEO] Australian High court validates Kenyan-born Senator Lucy Gichuhi’s citizenship

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
[VIDEO] Australian High court validates Kenyan-born Senator Lucy Gichuhi’s citizenship

The Australian High Court has cleared citizenship hurdles pitting the legitimacy of Lucy Gichuhi’s senate win. The court confirmed the Kenyan-born lawyer’s citizenship, therefore, ending the debacle on the validity of her election. Gichuhi was to replace Bob Day in the Senate but there were claims that she had dual citizenship. The lawyer moved to Australia […]

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Lucy Gichuhi wins seat in Australian Senate

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lucy Gichuhi wins seat in Australian Senate

A Kenya-born woman has moved closer to becoming a senator in Australia after a vote recount ordered by a court went in her favour, Australia’s state broadcaster reports. Lucy Gichuhi won the recount conducted on the orders of an Australian High Court in its April 5 verdict. Now all she needs is an official declaration […]

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Kenyan-born lawyer Lucy Gichuhi will likely succeed Senator Day in Ausrtralia

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kenyan-born lawyer Lucy Gichuhi will likely succeed Senator Day in Ausrtralia

Kenyan-born lawyer Lucy Gichuhi, 54, is the woman most likely to take Family First senator Bob Day’s seat when parliament ­resumes on May 9. But her path to the Senate will be as accidental as Mr Day’s departure was chaotic, in the wake of his company’s collapse and a High Court ruling his election invalid. […]

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