Gatundu North MP Annie Wanjiku Kibe was validly elected ,Court of appeals affirms

Gatundu North MP Annie Wanjiku Kibe was validly elected ,Court of appeals affirms

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2018-Gatundu North Member of parliament Wanjiku Kibe is a happy person after the Court of Appeal  overturned a High Court decision that had nullified her  election.

In the decision delivered Tuesday, three Court of Appeal judges ruled that the anomalies found in the August 8, 2017 election results were administrative errors, which were not substantial to nullify the election.

The judges further faulted the High Court judge who heard the case for conducting an audit of the election materials yet no party had asked for it.

It was on this background that Justice Joel Ngugi had nullified Ms Kibe’s election.

But while delivering the verdict the appeal judges said that the petitioner, former MP Clement Waibara, had not requested for the audit to be done.

In the court’s view, the move was a fishing expedition because Mr Waibara had not specified in which polling stations the results were disputed.

 

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