Court Throws Out Election Petition Challenging Sonko’s Win,Petitioners To Pay Sh 5 Million

by Mahakamani News

Sonko with his lawyer Kinyanjui outside court

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko was left a relieved man on Tuesday, January 9 after the High court threw out a petition challenging his gubernatorial victory .

Two Kenyans Zacheus Okoth and Japhet Muroko filed a petition in court in September 2017 challenging the Nairobi Governor’s victory on grounds that the poll was not conducted in a fair and credible manner.

According to the complainant, the election was a shamble since there was massive non-compliance with Election laws and the Constitution. Muroko had also claimed that former governor Evans Kidero’s agents were barred from accessing most polling stations, making the credibility of Sonko’s win highly questionable.

The hearing of the case was then forced to stall for a while after the two petitioners came forth with claims of death threats for taking Mike Sonko to court toward the end of December. 27 witnesses had been listed to testify against Sonko including Japhet Muroko.

The two petitioners will now have to pay Mike Sonko and the IEBC Ksh 5 million .

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