Election of Ugenya MP Chris Karan nullified


Election of Ugenya MP Chris Karan nullified

In Summary

  • Chris Karan has lost the Ugenya MP seat after the High Court in Siaya ruled that the election was marred by malpractices and was not free and fair.
  • Mr. Ochieng, who contested in the August elections on a Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party garnered 23,418 votes against his challenger, ODM’s Mr Chris Karan, who garnered 23,765 votes a difference of 347 votes.
  • Mr. Karan was slapped with Ksh.7 million as costs.

Chris Karan has lost the Ugenya MP seat after the High Court in Siaya ruled that the election was marred by malpractices thus not free and fair.

In her ruling, Justice Triphisa Wanjiku Cherere further directed that Karan pays the petitioner Dave Ochieng and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) 3.5 million shillings each in costs.

Mr. Ochieng cited electoral malpractices as the basis of his petition saying that affected the outcome of the elections.

Mr. Ochieng, who contested in the August elections on a Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party garnered 23,418 votes against his challenger, ODM’s Mr Chris Karan, who garnered 23,765 votes a difference of 347 votes.

Others who participated in the elections were; Jubilee’s Alex Obonyo (62 votes), Ford Kenya’s Jerry Omogi (59 votes) and ANC’s Philip Onyango (84 votes).

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