Blow to Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua as high court throws out her petition challenging victory of governor Waiguru

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BY CORRESPONDENT,KERUGOYA,14TH JUNE 2018-Narc Kenya  leader Martha Karua has suffered a major setback after the  High Court  in Kerugoya dismissed  her  petition challenging the election of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.The court held that the petition  had  no merit.

Karua, through lawyer Imanyara  in September last year said the August 8 election where the former Devolution Cabinet Secretary was declared Kirinyaga Governor was not credible, free and fair.

Karua who is the  former Gichugu Member of Parliament also cited the Supreme Court ruling that annulled the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term as a basis for her case.

She held that  the verdict delivered by the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice David Maraga set a precedent.

She said that the ruling by the apex court affected the election of Governors, Senators and MPs.

Karua was seeking the dismissal of Waiguru’s victory on a preliminary point based on the findings of the Supreme Court.

she  said has enough evidence of massive voter bribery at polling stations.

Following her loss, she has vowed to move to the Court of Appeal.

Karua was represented by lawyers Gitobu Imanyara and PN Kihara while Governor Waiguru’s defence team included Kamotho Waiganjo and Paul Nyamodi.

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