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COURT DISMISSES PETITION CHALLENGING ELECTION OF NGEI WARD MCA

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The petition challenging the election of Redson Onyango as the member of the county assembly of Ngei ward in Mathare constituency has been dismissed.

Senior  Principal Magistrate  Robinson  Ondieki  said in his judgment  that allegation  of petitioner  Kennedy  Muoka of wiper party were not supported  by way of evidence.

He said that the allegation that his agents were intimated, harassed and chased from the polling stations were not proved.

The trial magistrate  disallowed  the prayers  seeking  recount  and scrutiny  of the votes cast saying  that the petitioner  was not  specific  which  polling station  irregularities occurred.

“The petitioner should have pointed out in his pleadings from the 37 polling stations, which area agents were chased away or ballot papers were burnt,” the court observed.

The magistrate pointed out that the petitioner apart from making allegations ought to have included it in his pleadings for consideration by on whether to overturn the election of Redson Onyango.

The petitioner was ordered to pay IEBC and the winner Ksh. 500,000.

By Rodgers Oduor

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