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Peter Munya fails to get orders in petition

By Wainaina Ndung'u | Published Thu, September 14th 2017 at 00:00, Updated September 14th 2017 at 00:03 GMT +3
Former Meru Governor Peter Munya

SUMMARY

  • High Court declined to give interim orders to former governor Peter Munya and senatorial aspirant Mugambi Imanyara in separate petitions they are pursuing over the August 8 elections
  • Lawyers for the two were pursuing orders to enable them to get result declaration forms from all the polling stations and to be allowed to put extra seals on the boxes holding the votes cast in the election

The High Court Wednesday declined to give interim orders to former governor Peter Munya and senatorial aspirant Mugambi Imanyara in separate petitions they are pursuing over the August 8 elections.

Lawyers for the two were pursuing orders to enable them to get result declaration forms from all the polling stations and to be allowed to put extra seals on the boxes holding the votes cast in the election.

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The two had filed separate applications to be heard under a certificate of urgency by the vacation court.

Election court

"The view of this court is that these matters are best pursued at the election court, which we expect to be gazetted by Friday and working by next week," Justice Francis Gikonyo ruled.

Mr Munya is challenging the win of Kiraitu Murungi of Jubilee Party (JP), who garnered 281,737 votes against his 232,569, while Mr Imanyara, who had 183,723 votes, is challenging Mithika Linturi (JP), who had 308,711 votes.

Justice Gikonyo fixed September 28 as the mention date, but informed the two that they could still pursue their applications as soon the election court is set up.

The judge also made a similar ruling and gave the same mention date in the petition filed by Buuri parliamentary aspirant Mugambi Angaine (PNU), who is petitioning the win by Mugambi Rindikiri (JP).

Voting materials

Mr Angaine's application sought to have extra seals placed on the ballot boxes containing voting materials from the constituency.

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The petitioner had also wanted the IEBC ordered to provide him with forms 35A showing the results declared for each polling station in the constituency.

The same orders were issued to Bariu M'Limunyi, who had wanted to withdraw a petition he has filed against the election of Cyprian Kiringo as Igembe Central MP. 


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