, KISUMU, Kenya, Nov 16 – Ugenya MP Chris Karan has been locked out of an election petition challenging his win after he presented a fake document in court.
Karan who is the 2nd respondent in a case filed by the former MP Dave Ochieng had responded to the court petition out of time and later argued that he was taken ill at a Mombasa hospital.
Kisumu High Court Judge Trisphisa Cherere in her ruling in the application whether to allow late responses expunged all documents presented by the lawyers representing the MP in the case.
Addressing the press at the law courts after the case, Daniel Achach, lawyer representing former MP Ochieng explained that MP Karan had presented to court a fake document.
He had presented to the court, the hospital letter indicating that he was admitted at the said facility.
However, lawyer Achach says when they wrote to the hospital to inquire more, the hospital disowned the MP and the letter he purported to have been issued to him.
The court found out that the MP had used a fake document to advance his case.
The case is set to resume on December 4 minus the second respondent.
Former MP Ochieng who contested in the August elections on a Movement for Democracy and Growth party garnered 23,418 votes against his challenger, ODM’s Karan, who garnered 23,765 votes.