The Kisumu Appellate Court has upheld an earlier decision that declared Governor Okoth Obado was validly elected as Migori Governor.
Coincidentally, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has given Ayacko a direct nomination for the Migori Senate by-election.
On Friday, Justice Stephen Gatembu ruled that Ayacko failed to prove his case and was on a ‘fishing expedition’.
He affirmed that the Migori High Court was factual in its ruling since most of the witnesses’ accounts could not be proved.
The judge further added that the claims that the Governor bribed voters could not be authenticated.
The appeal was set aside and the appellant ordered to bear the cost of the appeal capped at Ksh.2million.
Gatembu further slashed the High Court cost from Ksh.6 million to Ksh.1.5 million.
Meanwhile, Nyaribari Chache MP Richard Tongi also survived an appeal against his win after the Appeal Court struck it out for lacking merit.
While delivering the ruling, Justice Kathurima M’inoti said the High Court did not err in upholding the election of the MP.
Zaheer Jhanda had challenged the Kisii High Court decision that affirmed that Tongi was validly elected.
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