Court nullifies election of Julius Mawathe as Embakasi South MP

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In Summary

  • While reversing a decision by the High Court, the three-judge bench ruled that the August 8, 2017 election was not conducted in accordance with the Constitution.
  • This comes after former Embakasi South MP Irshad Sumra moved to the appellate court to challenge High Court decision to uphold the election of Mawathe.

The Court of Appeal has reversed High Court’s decision declaring Julius Mawathe Musili as the Embakasi South Member of Parliament.

While nullifying the election, the Court of Appeal noted that the election was not held in accordance with the law.

Court of Appeal Judges; Daniel Musinga, Mohammed Warsame and Kathurima M’inoti directed IEBC to conduct fresh election in accordance with law.

In the appeal Sumra Irshadali Mohamed had moved to the appellate court to challenge High Court’s decision that ruled that the Wiper Party’s candidate was the validly elected area MP.

Speaking after the ruling, Sumra expressed confidence that he would recapture the seat.

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