Blow to Embakasi East MP Babu Owino as high court orders vote recount in the election he was declared winner

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH FEB 2018-Embakasi  East  member of parliament Babu Owino has received a blow after the High Court on Monday ordered for a recount of all the ballots cast in the  constituency poll during the General Election on August 8, 2017.

The order for the recount was granted in response to an application made by the petitioner Francis Mureithi who lost to the Orange Democratic Movement’s Babu Owino on a Jubilee ticket.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has Tuesday and Wednesday to make the sealed ballot boxes available to the court before the Deputy Registrar gives directions on how the exercise should be conducted on February 14.

Once the recount is concluded, the Deputy Registrar then has two days, as per the instructions of the court, to submit a report.

In his application Mureithi  made the case that the illegibility and discrepancies on the result forms made it difficult to ascertain what the true results were.

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