Supreme Court upholds election of Bonchari MP John Oroo


Bonchari MP John Oroo. Photo/COURTESY
Bonchari MP John Oroo. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • The Court of Appeal previously threw out the case by Mr. Opore for lack of merit saying the appellant did not provide sufficient evidence proving his allegations of electoral malpractices.
  • While delivering the July 25 judgment, Judge Kathurima M’inoti said the appellant failed to prove accusations of violence, voter bribery among other claims.

Bonchari Member of Parliament John Oroo Oyioka will retain his seat after the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition against his election by former legislator Zebedee Opore.

The Court of Appeal previously threw out the case by Mr. Opore for lack of merit saying the appellant did not provide sufficient evidence proving his allegations of electoral malpractices.

While delivering the July 25 judgment, Judge Kathurima M’inoti said the appellant failed to prove accusations of violence, voter bribery among other claims.

Justice Kathurima further noted that a scrutiny and recount of the votes confirmed the credibility of the election.

In his ruling, he affirmed that the magnitude of the errors alleged were negligible and could not overturn the election result.

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