Ongoro wants court to nullify Kajwang’s re-election

Elizabeth Ongoro
Nominated senator Elizabeth Ongoro Joins Musalia Mudavadi's Amani National Congress (ANC) Party from ODM. Photo/Courtesy

Former Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro has moved to court to challenge re-election of Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang.

In the election petition filed on Wednesday, Ongoro claimed that the Ruaraka parliamentary elections was not conducted in accordance with the Constitution rendering the declared results invalid null and void.

Ongoro now wants the court to declare that the alleged non-compliance, irregularities and improprieties in the Ruaraka parliamentary poll were substantial and significant and that they affected the results.

The former senator wants the court to direct the electoral commission to organize and conduct a fresh parliamentary election.

In the petition, filed by lawyer Phillip Nyachoti, Ongoro wants an order for scrutiny and audit of all the returns of the Ruaraka poll including Forms Forms 35A.

Ongoro argued that MP Kajwang engaged in sexist tactics and violence to keep her and her supporters who were mostly women from actively engaging in politics.

“With impunity, Kajwang contravened the rule of law and the principles of conduct of a free and fair election through the use of intimidation, coercion and improper influence of voters,” claimed Ongoro.

She claimed that Kajwang promised to reward his voters with bursaries from the Ruaraka Constituency Development Fund.

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