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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH FEB 2018-The High Court has thrown out a petition challenging Gem Member of parliament Elisha Odhiambo’s victory.
The former MP Jakoyo Midiwo had filed a petition seeking the court to nullify Elisha’s win saying it was marred by massive irregularities.
Midiwo had also called for thorough scrutiny of the electoral materials and determine the exact number of votes cast in the Gem parliamentary election.
However the court has Midiwo to pay Sh3million in costs .
The judge ruled that Jakoyo did not present enough evidence in support of his position and allegations. Midiwo speaking after the ruling said he was ready to abide by it.
He stated that it is only good manners to obey courts and promised to support Odhiambo after which he called on his supporters to accept and move on for the sake of development.
Odhiambo further asked Midiwo to join hands for the sake of development of Gem constituency and the region.