Shinyalu MP Justus ‘Kizito’ Mugali wins again as court upholds election


Shinyalu MP Justus 'Kizito' Mugali. Photo/FILE
Shinyalu MP Justus 'Kizito' Mugali. Photo/FILE

In Summary

  • In February this year, the Kakamega High Court dismissed the case saying the petitioner did not present sufficient evidence.
  • Anami was then ordered to pay Ksh.5million in costs to the IEBC and Returning Officer Mr Henry Lumiti.
  • He however moved to the Court of Appeal to challenge the ruling.

The Kisumu Court of Appeal has upheld the election of Justus Mugali popularly known as Kizito as Shinyalu MP.

The judge dismissed a petition filed by Silverse Lisamalu Anami and Adrian Mambili Meja challenging Kizito’s election in 2017.

Anami, the former Shinyalu MP vied as an Independent candidate while Meja ran on Amani National Congress (ANC) ticket.

The petitioners had cited lack of merit of an earlier ruling by the Kakamega High Court.

However, Justice Fatuma Sichale dismissed the Shinyalu MP’s poll case with costs.

In February this year, the Kakamega High Court dismissed the case saying the petitioners did not present sufficient evidence.

They were then ordered to pay Ksh.5million in costs to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Returning Officer Mr Henry Lumiti.

IEBC and the Returning Officer were to be paid Ksh.2.5million each.

However, Anami moved to the Appellate Court to challenge the ruling on the Shinyalu poll case.

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