BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI 14TH NOV 2017-Starehe constituency parliamentary candidate in the August 8 elections Steve Mbogo now wants the High Court to order the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct a fresh election for the Starehe Parliamentary seat.
Mbogo, who was testifying on Tuesday in a petition where he is challenging the election of area MP Charles Njagua also known as Jaguar, said that IEBC failed to conduct a free and fair election in August 8.
“I am aggrieved by the said declaration and believe that the member of National Assembly election was riddled with grave breaches of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya and applicable Electoral Laws, ” said Mbogo.
According the politician the entire process of voting, counting, tallying and declaration and issuing of results for the Starehe parliamentary seat was done in strict conformity of the law.
“IEBC and Charles Njagua acted in contravention of Article 35 of the constitution of Kenya.
In his testimony in court the ODM candidate said that after reviewing forms 34B and 35B and other results declaration forms used in the election, he discovered that the results declared by IEBC had massive discrepancies that affected the final results to the Jubilee’s candidate.The case is still on.