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Supreme Court upholds the election of Governor Wambora

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The Supreme Court has on Wednesday upheld the election of Mr. Martin Wambora as the governor of Embu.

Supreme Court judges said that the Mr. Wambora was validly elected and that the case against him lacked merit.

In a petition filled by his competitor back in 2018, the High Court dismissed Wambora’s election citing irregularities.

Led by Judge William Musyoka, the High Court said that the results by the candidates were exaggerated therefore there was need for a recount.

The court proceeded to order for a fresh recount, scrutiny and examination of the votes to verify the authenticity.

In March 2018, Mr. Wambora appealed the decision to check on the orders of the High Court. In August the Court of Appeal overturned the ruling of the High Court.

The Court of Appeal stated that minor irregularities did not warrant the High Court to Dismiss Governor Wambora’s election.

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In other matters to do with the law, the Supreme Court upheld the election of Mr. James Lusweti as the Member of Parliament (MP) of Kabuchai Constituency.

Mr. Lusweti’s election was dismissed following a successful petition by his competitor Mr. Edward Tale in July 2016.

The Court of Appeal dismissed Mr. James election by canceling all parliamentary results from Kabuchai Constituency.

Dissatisfied with the ruling, the Mr. James moved to the Supreme Court to challenge the decision. Mr. James won the election with over 300 votes more that of Mr. Edward.

Slavian Mwangecho
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