Governors Nyagarama, Wambora survive petitions

Governors John Nyagarama (Nyamira) and Martin Wambora (Embu)
The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Embu Governor Martin Wambora and his Nyamira counterpart John Nyagarama.

The judges, in their Wednesday ruling, dismissed applications challenging their victory, saying the duo was validly elected.

Walter Nyambati (Jubilee Party) and a petitioner challenging Nyagarama’s election suffered yet another blow.

The apex court upheld High Court and Appellate court rulings dismissing attempts to unseat Nyagarama.

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Nyambati was Governor Nyagarama’s closest rival. He garnered 58,936 votes against the incumbent’s 63,949.

For Embu, Governor Wambora and his supporters celebrated after the Supreme Court ruling which threw out a petition by former Senator Lenny Kivuti.

The judges upheld the Court of Appeal’s ruling, saying Kivuti’s petition lacked merit. This was after the Appellate Court overturned the High Court decision in August last year.

In another ruling, the Supreme Court also upheld the election of James Lusweti as Kabuchai MP.

The judges overturned the Court of Appeal ruling nullifying Lusweti’s election, saying he was validly elected.

The MP was declared winner with 18,485 votes against Nabangi’s 18,062 in the August 8 election.

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