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Court nullifies Governor Wambora’s election, Joho’s upheld


The High Court in Embu has nullified the election of Governor Martin Wambora and ordered a fresh election.

While delivering the ruling in a packed courtroom, Justice William Musyoka ruled that the petitioner, former Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti, had provided sufficient evidence to prove cases of massive irregularities.

Musyoka cited cases where Wambora got more votes in certain polling stations surpassing the number of registered voters.

He furthered ordered Wambora to pay Kivuti a total of Sh2 million in costs.

Meanwhile Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho’s re-election in the 2017 General Election was upheld.

High Court Judge Lydia Achode made the judgement after finding that the petitioner, former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, failed to prove his case.