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Ruling on Nyong’o petition due Wednesday

Respondents in the case include the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Governor Nyong’o and Kisumu County Returning Officer John Cox/OJWANG JOE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 – The High Court in Kisumu will on Wednesday deliver a ruling in the petition against Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o.

Respondents in the case include the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Governor Nyong’o and Kisumu County Returning Officer John Cox.

Justice David Majanja had earlier said the court will rely on the submissions already laid before it to determine the case.

Several witnesses were called from either side to testify.

After hearing final submissions from both parties, Justice Majanja had hinted that he shall deliver his ruling before 30th of January 2018.

In the petition, Ranguma argued that the governor’s election in Kisumu was marred by massive electoral malpractices and that the electoral commission did not conduct the process properly.

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