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Petitions: Babu Owino survives, Mohamed Kolosh sinks

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino (pictured) has pulled through an election petition challenging his August 2017 election.

The Supreme Court of Kenya on Friday, January 18 affirmed the Court of Appeal’s decision to overturn High Court's nullification of his win.

Jubilee’s Francis Mureithi wanted the election nullified saying it was marred with massive irregularities.

At the same court, Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip bounced back. His win had been nullified by the Court of Appeal.

Supreme Court Judge Justice Njoki Ndung'u ruled that Senator Anwar was elected according to the law and the burden of evidence should not have been shifted to him.

His win was being challenged by Hassan Albeity who contested the seat on a Wiper Democratic Movement ticket.

MPs Christopher Omulele (Luanda), Annie Wanjiku (Gatundu North), Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East) also had their elections validated.

Wajir West MP Mohamed Kolosh was, however, unlucky as his victory was nullified with the judges saying it was marred with irregularities.