Court to continue hearing petition challenging Governor Ngilu’s election

January 4, 2018 9:27 am
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The petitioner Julius Malombe earlier told the High Court that the election was neither fair nor credible and that it was mired by violence and voter bribery, claims that were dismissed by Ngilu’s lawyer Kioko Kilukumi/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 – The hearing of the petition against the election of Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu will continue on Thursday at the Milimani Law Courts.

The petitioner Julius Malombe earlier told the High Court that the election was neither fair nor credible and that it was mired by violence and voter bribery, claims that were dismissed by Ngilu’s lawyer Kioko Kilukumi.

Malombe said some of his agents were not allowed into polling stations.

In the petition, he had cited Ngilu as the first respondent with Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) being the second respondent.

Kitui County Returning Officer Gogo Nguma was named as the third respondent.

Malombe had expressed concern that the results that were displayed on the IEBC portal were not corroborated.

During the elections last year, Malombe ran on the Wiper party ticket, while Ngilu flew the Narc flag.

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