Lamu West MP Stanley Muthama breathes sigh of relief


Lamu West MP Stanley Muthama. Photo/COURTESY
Lamu West MP Stanley Muthama. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • The High Court in Malindi had nullified Muthama's election in February.
  • He was even ordered to pay Ksh.3million to the IEBC and the Returning Officer.
  • However, Muthama, who vied on a Maendelo Chap Chap ticket, maintained that he was validly elected.

Lamu West MP Stanley Muthama will retain his seat after the Mombasa Appellate Court overruled a decision to nullify his 2017 poll win.

His election had been nullified in February after a successful petition by his rival Rishad Amana (ODM).

Amana claimed that the Lamu West MP election was marred with irregularities and there was inconsistency during vote tallying.

The Malindi High Court judge ruled in Amana’s favor and ordered that the election be conducted afresh within 60 days.

Justice Weldon Korir further ruled that the respondent pay Ksh.3million cost to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the Returning Officer.

However, Muthama, who vied on a Maendelo Chap Chap ticket, sought the intervention of the Appellate Court.

According to him, he was validly elected and the High Court erred in its ruling.

 

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