Steve Mbogo to appeal Jaguar petition win


Starehe MP Charles Kanyi Njagua and Opposition politician Steve Mbogo. PHOTO| Courtesy
Starehe MP Charles Kanyi Njagua and Opposition politician Steve Mbogo. PHOTO| Courtesy

In Summary

  • Politician Steve Mbogo has filed a notice of appeal at the High Court after losing the election petition to Charles Njagua Kanyi, alias Jaguar.
  • Mbogo, in the notice, claims to have been dissatisfied with the finding of Justice Fred Ochieng' and intends to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the whole of the said decision.
  • Mbogo had previously lost the petition and was slapped with a Ksh.10 million fine.

Politician Steve Mbogo has filed a notice of appeal at the High Court after losing the election petition to Charles Njagua Kanyi, alias Jaguar.

Mbogo claims to have been dissatisfied with the judgement, decision of Justice Fred Ochieng’ and “intends to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the whole of the said decision.”

Justice Ochieng’ on Monday dismissed Mbogo’s petition challenging the win of Charles Njagua saying the the ODM aspirant did not provide sufficient evidence to support his claims that the election was marred by irregularities.

“I find where there were discrepancies on the vote counts the petitioner has not shown evidence of the said discrepancies. The petitioner didn’t show evidence that there were voters who were not in the KIEMS kit,” said Justice Ochieng’.

The court ruled that failure by the Returning Officer to sign off Forms 35 A was a minor issue and did not have any impact on the results of the election.

Justice Ochieng’ further dismissed Mbogo’s claim that he had been assaulted by Jaguar saying there was no proof for the same.

The court ruled that Jaguar was validly elected and that the Starehe parliamentary election was conducted in accordance with the Constitution and relevant electoral laws therefore dismissed the petition with costs.

Mbogo was ordered to pay a total of Ksh.10 million; Ksh.5 million to Jaguar and a similar amount to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

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