Blow to Homa Bay governor Cyprian Awiti as high court nullifies his election

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BY CORRESPONDENT,HOMA BAY,20TH FEB 2018-Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti has suffered a major blow after high court in Homa Bay nullified his election victory.

Justice Joseph Karanja issued the judgement following a petition filed by former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga, who was contesting against Awiti in the gubernatorial election.

Justice Karanja further ordered a fresh election citing irregularities in the August 8 poll.

The petition had undergone various stages of hearing including scrutiny and recount of select 91 polling stations across the county.

In his petition, Magwanga had asked the court to nullify Awiti’s election citing electoral irregularities in the polls.

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