Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya’s election upheld


Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya's election upheld
Kwale Governor Salim Mvuyra. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • The High Court in Mombasa on November 16, 2017 struck out the election petition against Governor Mvurya over failure to include a Deputy Governor and indicate poll results in papers filed by a voter.
  • While delivering her judgment, Lady Justice Mugure Thande termed the petition as “incompetent” saying it did not meet the petition rules.

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a case filed by three voters and upheld the election of Kwale County Governor Salim Mvurya.

The High Court in Mombasa on November 16, 2017 struck out another election petition against Governor Mvurya over failure to include a Deputy Governor and indicate poll results in papers.

While delivering the judgment, Lady Justice Mugure Thande termed the petition as “incompetent” saying it did not meet the petition rules.

Lady Justice Mugure faulted the petitioner, Mwamlole Tchappu Mbwana for failing to enjoin Deputy Governor Fatma Achany who was elected on a joint ticket with Mvurya in her petition.

Salim Mvurya was reelected for a second term in office on a Jubilee party ticket after garnering 119,680 votes beating Wiper’s Chirau Ali Mwakwere who garnered 29,741 votes.

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