Waiguru, Duale wins contested

Martha Karua
Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua in a past address. [Photo/Courtesy]

Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua has on Tuesday filed a petition at the Kerugoya Law Courts to contest the election of ex-Devolution CS Anne Waiguru as Kirinyaga governor.

Karua who was accompanied by her running mate and former Kirinyaga Central MP Gitari Gachoki and their lawyer Gitobu Imanyara said that following the ruling by the Supreme Court of Kenya on the presidential petition, it emerged that the irregularities marred the entire election.

Lawyer Imanyara said claimed that an additional 48,000 votes were included in the tally from outside the polling stations.

According to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) website, Waiguru garnered 160,728 votes against Karua who received 121,200 votes.


Meanwhile, Farah Maalim now wants IEBC ordered to conduct afresh parliamentary election for Garissa Township saying that Jubilee’s National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale was not validly elected.

In the election petition filed on Tuesday, Maalim challenged Duale’s, saying that there was massive irregularities in the August 8th elections.

Similarly, he wants the court to order IEBC to avail all material including voter registers, counterfoils used for all polling stations and electronic devices and equipment for the Garissa Townships parliamentary election within 48 hours.

He claimed that Duale’s supporters were allowed to vote more than twice and were not marked with indelible ink.


Former Embakasi South MP Sumra Irshad petitioned the High Court to nullify the election of Musili Mawathe and order for votes recount.

Sumra claimed IEBC violated principles of free and fair election, accusing it of running a poll marred with  irregularities, obstruction and harassment of authorized party agents and lack of transparency in counting and tabulation of results.


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