Victory for governor Sonko as court throws out case challenging his election

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH JAN,2018-Nairobi governor Mike Sonko   can breath easy after high court threw out the case challenging his victory in the August 8 2017 general election.

In the decision announced  by High Court Judge Msagha Mbogholi  on Tuesday the petitioners through  their lawyers argue that   the witnesses they have been relying on have received threats to their lives since December last year when the case was scheduled to commence.

The case had to start on 5th and 6th last year but was rescheduled to 5th January 2018  the period which petitioners claim they  have continued to receive threatening text messages  on their lives.

While issuing the ruling judge Mbogoli has ordered the petitioners who have stated that they are no longer interested in pursuing the case any further to pay the suit cost amounting to Kshs 5.3million.

The cash is to be paid the defendant Mike Sonko and the independent Electoral and boundaries commission IEBC.

The case was filed by Zacheus  Okoth and one other on September 5 last year.

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