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Wajir’s governor election upheld by Supreme court

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The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Wajir governor Mr Mohamed Abdi Mohamud after a long battle in the courts.

His fight to retain the seat started at the High Court and the appeal court where the two courts nullified his election.

In the ruling by the Supreme court on Friday, Chief Justice David Maraga and justice Isaac Lenaola dissented the case while Smokin Wanjala, Njoki Ndung’u, Jackton Ojwang, Mohammed Ibrahim ruled in favor of the governor

While delivering the judgment,  Chief Justice David Maraga noted the appeal lacked merit and that he would have dismissed the case but majority of the judges voted otherwise.

Mr Maraga said that,”In my view, the High Court was right in nullifying Mr Mohamed’s election because he was not qualified and because of irregularities in the case.”

The judges in the majority decision said a complaint was filed against the governor because he was not qualified.

 

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