Will Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti survive?

They say the third time’s the charm.

For Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti (pictured), the Supreme Court decision today will be a deal breaker on whether he lives to lead the county another day or a by-election date should be set.

The petition challenging the election of Awiti, popularly known as Akuba, was filed in September 2017 by former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga.

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The suit challenging his election originated from the High Court and headed to the Appellate court. Both rulings nullified his victory in the August 8, 2017 race.

Three judges at the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier decision by High Court judge Joseph Karanja.

Justices Fatuma Sichale, Otieno Odek and Philip Waki cited poll malpractices in the ruling issued on July 19, 2018.

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