BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2018-The Court of Appeal has upheld the election of Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi.The court says he was validly elected.
The appellate court on Tuesday said the appeal by Mr Sammy Waity lacked merit and there was nothing to make it overturn the decision of the High Court.
Justices Asike Makhandia, Fatuma Sichale and Sankale ole Kantai, who read the ruling claims by Mr Waity that Mr Muriithi should not have been cleared to contest the election having switched camps days to the election were baseless.
They said the petitioner should have appealed against the decision or file a judicial review but not raise it in an election court.
The court also observed that the main petitioner withdrew from the case and that the High Court was right in rejecting Mr Waity’s affidavits