Dominion farms machinery to be auctioned Next Story
Parents told to guard minors' rights Previous Story
You are here  » Home   » Nyanza

Court dismisses one of two petitions challenging Governor Ongwae's win

By Erick Abuga | Published Wed, December 6th 2017 at 12:25, Updated December 6th 2017 at 12:55 GMT +3
Kisii Governor James Ongwae.

IN SUMMARY

  • Court has dismissed one of two petitions challenging election of Kisii Governor James Ongwae.
  • Judge Hellen Omondi dismissed the petition terming it defective and a waste of court's time.

 

Kisii, Kenya: The Court has dismissed one of the two petitions challenging the election of Kisii Governor James Ongwae on August 8.

High Court Judge Hellen Omondi dismissed the petition terming it defective and a waste of court's time.

ALSO READ: UoN revokes Senator Linturi's law degree

In his rolling today, Judge Omondi said that the petitioner had failed to adhere to the election petition rules.

She pointed out that the law allowed her to give room for amendments but this she said could prejudice the respondents and could turn out to be unfair.

The Judge said that the petitioner was in breach of the election petition Act by drawing a defective petition.

The case was filed in court by Lumumba Nyaberi who was the Wiper Party candidate in the Kisii Governor's race.

Lumumba emerged third after ODM's James Ongwae and Jubilee's Chris Obure.

Officials from Lumumba's party; Wiper who included his running mate Charles Burundi had opted to support ODM a day to the elections, a move that Lumumba termed illegal in his petition.

Ongwae is currently in the dock testifying against the second petition which was filed by two voters. 

ALSO READ: Senatorial petitioner wants Judge removed


RECOMMENDED