Omar withdraws petion challenging governor Joho’s election,sights bias of judge

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,23RD JAN 2018-Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar has decided  to withdraw a petition challenging Governor Hassan Joho’s win in the August 2017 General Election.

Omar, in a withdrawal petition filed on Tuesday, said he no longer has confidence in the neutrality of the Presiding Judge, Lydia Achode.

Omar believes he will not get justice in the matter after he accused Achode of open bias and double standards in handling application.

Last week Justice Achode declined to recuse herself from hearing Omar’s petition and instead  dismissed the application by Omar calling for her disqualification from determining the suit terming it unnecessary.

 

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