Court to decide Ranguma election petition on Wednesday, Jan 3

December 29, 2017 10:27 am
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Ranguma was defeated in the August 8 election/FILE

, KISUMU, Kenya, Dec 29 – The judgment for the petition challenging Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o’s election will be made on January 3.

This is according to a notice dated December 29.

“Take notice that the judgemnt in the Kisumu High Court election petition of Jack Ranguma verses IEBC, County Returing Officer and  Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o shall be delivered on Wednesday, January 3  2018,”the notice states.

Kisumu High Court Judge David Majanja had earlier said the court will give a notice of judgment for the case before January 30.

He stated that the court will rely on the submissions already laid before it to arrive at its final determination of the case.

The former county boss Ranguma filed a petition before the court challenging Nyong’o’s election victory.

Several witnesses from both the petitioner, Governor Nyong’o and IEBC’s side testified in the case.

Last month, the court dismissed Ranguma’s application for an order for scrutiny and recount of votes.

In his petition, Ranguma wants the court to overturn Nyong’o’s victory on grounds that the August elections for the Kisumu gubernatorial seat were not conducted within the confines of the Constitution.

The former governor told the court that the election was marred by massive malpractices and irregularities.

However, Governor Nyong’o through his lawyers James Orengo and Antony Oluoch, has maintained that the election that saw him win the seat was carried out in accordance within the constitution.

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