Celebration in Homa Bay County as Court nullifies Governor Cyprian Awiti's re-election. Former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga won the first round of his petition challenging Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti's election on August 8.
This was after the Homa Bay High Court granted his application seeking scrutiny of all the returns in the poll. The court ordered a study of the forms37A, 37B, and 37C that were used to declare the winner.
Justice Joseph Karanja also ordered a scrutiny and an audit of the KIEMS and any other technology deployed during the election. He also ordered a recount of votes cast in every polling station in the county. The exercise is scheduled to kick off on Tuesday next week.
Magwanga, who unsuccessfully bid for the seat, sued IEBC, returning officer Michael Kosgei, Awiti and Homa Bay DG Hamilton Orata. Justice Karanja also gave an order that the ballot boxes containing the votes cast in the election be sealed and secured. The court rejected an application by the petitioner that the election materials be stored at the court premises citing inadequate space. Awiti, through his lawyer Antony Oluoch, did not succeed in their application requiring Magwanga to produce original form37As the case is grounded on.