Politicians who have lost election petitions (list)
1. Nandi Hills MP- Alfred Keter Nandi Hills MP Keter lost his seat following ruling by Eldoret High court on Thursday. Judge Kanyi Kimondo nullified the election of outspoken MP citing massive illegalities and irregularities during the election process. Petitioner Bernard Kibor had accused IEBC of colluding with Keter to rig him out in the polls. Keter was declared the winner by IEBC with 28,923 votes against 13,872 garnered by independent candidate Benard Kibor Kitur who came second. 2. Homa Bay Governor- Cyprian Awiti
SEE ALSO :Ban on raw nuts export to remainNairobi High Court nullified the election of Babu Owino as the Embakasi East MP on Friday. Justice Joseph Sergon said the election was marred with widespread errors and malpractices. Justice Sergon directed IEBC to conduct a by- election for Embakasi East seat in accordance to the law. The judge further directed MP Babu Owino to pay Sh2.5 million to the petitioner Francis Mureithi and the other Sh2.5 million to the electoral commission. The ruling came days after the High Court on February 13 ordered a recount and scrutiny of votes, following a petition filed by Francis Mureithi, his closest rival. In the report the embattled MP got 46,817 votes against Francis Mureithi who garnered 42,501 votes. 5. Wajir governor- Mohamed Abdi The Court in January nullified the election of Governor Abdi in a successful petition by former Wajir governor Ahmed Abdullahi. Delivering the ruling, Judge Alfred Mabeya found that Abdi failed to produce original academic forms which meant he was not validly elected. Abdi was also slapped with a Sh2 million cost. Mabeya added that Abdi was not validly cleared to vie for the seat of Governor for Wajir County as he did not possess the educational qualifications. 6. Ugenya MP- Chris Karani Ugenya MP Karan lost his seat following a successful petition by his rival David Ochieng. The High Court in Kisumu on Thursday ruled that Karan's campaign was "perverted" and that the entire August 8, 2017 in Ugenya was "compromised". The MP suffered a double blow as the judge ordered him and other respondents to pay Sh7 million in costs. 7. Markawet East MP- Kangogo Bowen Eldoret High Court Justice George Kimondo ruled that the election results that declared Bowen winner of the polls were marred with irregularities. The court established that two ungazetted polling stations were used to tally the final results of the race. The petition was filed by voter Sammy Kemboi, he claimed the election was marked with massive flaws and rigging. MP Bowen was declared winner in the polls after closely beating former MP Linah Kilimo by less than 1,000 votes. 8. Gatundu North MP- Wanjiku Kibe The High Court in Kiambu on Thursday March 1, nullified the election of Kibe saying it was poorly conducted. In his ruling, Justice Joel Ngugi faulted the IEBC for the illegalities and irregularities committed in the August 8, 2017 elections. The court, however, absolved Kibe of any wrongdoing, with the judge saying that she never participated in propagating the irregularities. The court ordered IEBC to pay the MP Sh3 million as legal fee and another 1.5 million shillings to the petitioner Clement Waibara 9. Lamu West MP- Stanley Muthama MP Muthama faced a crushing blow after Justice Weldon Korir found the election process had been marred by irregularities. Muthama, who vied on a Maendeleo Chap Chap ticket, and the IEBC were ordered to pay Sh3 million in costs of the suit filed by the Orange Democratic Movement's Rishad Amana. 10. Wajir West- Ahmed Kolosh High Court judge Francis Tuiyott nullified the election of MP Kolosh saying results from two polling stations, Qara and Korich, showed the votes cast exceeded the registered voters. He said the move was deliberate and the work of a criminal. He ordered IEBC to pay the petitioner Sh1.5 million.