Court orders vote recount in petition against Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir


Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir during a past interview on Citizen TV
Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir during a past interview on Citizen TV

In Summary

  • A Nairobi High Court has ordered a recount of votes cast in six polling stations in the August 8, 2017 election in Lang’ata Constituency.
  • The ODM Party candidate in the election, Oscar Omoke, who came second in the hotly-contested race moved to court claiming the election was marred by irregularities.

A Nairobi High Court has ordered a recount of votes cast in six polling stations in the August 8, 2017 election in Lang’ata Constituency.

The court issued the order in a petition challenging the election of Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir, who clinched the seat on a Jubilee Party ticket.

Justice Lucy Njuguna ordered the vote recount to establish valid and spoilt votes.

Votes will be recounted from two polling stations in Kongoni, two stations in KPA, and one station in MOW and KOWI.

The said recount is set to be done on 29th January 2018 at the IEBC warehouse in Industrial area.

Justice Njuguna further directed that the case be mentioned on 24th January 2018 before the deputy registrar of the High Court for parties to agree on modalities on how to conduct the recount.

The ODM Party candidate in the election, Oscar Omoke, who came second in the hotly-contested race moved to court claiming the election was marred by irregularities.

Korir was declared the winner after garnering 41,086 votes against Mr. 39,593.

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