Court stops IEBC action on Akaranga for breaching electoral code
Vihiga Governor, Moses Akaranga, got a reprieve after High Court temporarily stopped Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) decision that found him guilty for breaching the electoral code of conduct.
“That leave so granted shall operate as stay of the decision in question pending hearing and determination of the motion or further orders of this court,” ruled Justice George Odunga.
Justice George Odunga further directed the parties to appear for inter-party hearing on the 31st of this month.
Similarly the Judge gave Akaranga green light to pursue the case against IEBC.
In the case, Akaranga wants the court to overturn the decision saying that it is meant to subject him to substantial loses.
The Governor wants the directive requiring him to remove all his campaigning materials bearing NASA’s symbols and logo set aside.
Further, he wants the amount refunded to him. IEBC ordered the governor to pull down any conflicting campaign material within three days failure to which he risks being disqualified from vying on August 8.
He claims that the decision has caused him to suffer untold emotional distress and psychological trauma because the general elections are only few days away.
Akaranga wants the decision compelling him to remove all his campaigning materials bearing NASA symbols and logo quashed, further he wants the Ksh 500,000 fine be refunded to him.
Kenya candidate was accused by Ibrahim Memba of illegally using the National Super Alliance (NASA) colors and logos yet his party was not a member of the coalition.
The governor was ordered to pull down any conflicting campaign material within three days, failure to which he will stand disqualified from the August 8 General Election.
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