Bonchari MP John Oroo Oyioko has on Wednesday survived an election petition.
The Court of Appeal upheld Mr. John Oroo election dismissing a petition filled by his rival and former MP Zebedeo Opore.
A three man bench led by Judge Kathurima Minoti said that the magnitude of errors reported by Mr. Opore were insignificant and could therefore not alter the results of the election.
In his petition Mr. Opore indicated that Kisii High Court had disregarded his claims of violence but the Judge today said “We are convinced that the High court took into account all evidence brought by the petitioner concerning acts of violence during voting,”
Mr. Opore who had vied under Jubilee was told by the court to pay Ksh 1.5 million to the Independent Electrol and Boundary Commission and Bonchari returning officer and a similar amount to Mr. Oyioko.
During the election Mr. Oyioko emerged the winner with 11,934 and Mr. Opore came second with 9,281 votes.