Supreme Court upholds the election of John Nyagarama as Nyamira Governor


Supreme Court upholds the election of John Nyagarama as Nyamira Governor
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In Summary

  • In February, 2018, the High Court also upheld Governor Nyagarama’s re-election.
  • In his ruling, Justice James Aaron Makau said that the petitioner failed to produce evidence for his allegations and mostly worked on suspicion.
  • Justice Makau further ordered petitioner Walter Nyambati to pay petition costs amounting to Ksh.5 million.

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the election of John Nyagarama as Nyamira Governor.

In their ruling, the Judges dismissed the petition by Walter Nyambati saying that he did not property invoke the jurisdiction of the court.

In February 2018, the High Court also upheld Governor Nyagarama’s re-election.

In his ruling, Justice James Aaron Makau said that the petitioner failed to produce evidence for his allegations and mostly worked on suspicion.

Justice Makau further ordered the petitioner Walter Nyambati, to pay petition costs amounting to Ksh.5 million.

Walter Nyambati of Jubilee Party was Governor Nyagarama’s closest rival and  garnered 58,936 votes while Governor Nyagarama got 63,949 votes.

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