Court dismisses petition challenging election of Kisumu Woman representative Rosa Buyu

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BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,25TH JAN 2018-Kisumu Woman Representative, Rosa Buyu has gotten reprieve after high court in Kisumu dismissed the petition challenging her   victory in the August 8 2017  elections.While delivering her judgment, Cherere said the petition lacked merit and declared that Buyu was validly elected.

The judge  further agreed with the petitioner that there were some irregularities but ruled that the irregularities were committed by the petitioner.

Cherere said agents of the petitioner failed to sign some of the necessary forms at the tallying centres.

The judge however said the irregularities were minimal and not capable of affecting the outcome.

Akumu had moved to court to challenge the victory of Buyu arguing that the election was marred by massive irregularities which affected the outcome.

Speaking to the press after the ruling, Akumu ruled out any possibility of challenging the court outcome in the Court of Appeal.

Akumu said the costs of the petition were exorbitant and she has no resources left to appeal though she is disappointed with the ruling.

Buyu, has welcomed the court’s decision saying it now gives her an opportunity to start discharging her mandate.

Judge Cherere  also ordered the petitioner Grace Akumu, of the Citizens Convention Party  to cater for suits cost amounting to  Sh3 million.

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