Supreme Court upholds election of Alfred Mutua as Machakos Governor


Supreme Court upholds election of Alfred Mutua as Machakos Governor

In Summary

  • Wavinya moved to court on September 5 last year to challenge Mutua’s win in the August 8 election.
  • The former Kathiani MP claimed that the election was marred with election irregularities and illegalities.
  • She cited voter bribery and issuance of more than one ballot paper to voters.

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the election of Alfred Mutua as Machakos Governor.

In the ruling, the Judges dismissed a petition by Wavinya Ndeti and declared that Governor Mutua was validly elected in the August 2017 poll.

The ruling follows an appeal filed by Governor Mutua challenging a decision by the Court of Appeal that nullified his election.

In the ruling, the appellate court ruled that election results declared by the returning officer failed the Constitutional test and could not be verified.

The judge further directed that fresh elections be conducted and the certificate issued to Mutua be set aside.

Wavinya first moved to court on September 5 last year to challenge Mutua’s win in the August 8 election.

The former Kathiani MP claimed that the election was marred with election irregularities and illegalities.

She cited voter bribery and issuance of more than one ballot paper to voters.

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