, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12 – The High Court in Busia has upheld the election of Sospeter Ojamoong as governor.
Presiding judge Kiarie Waweru Kiarie has dismissed the petition that challenged his election after finding that the petitioner failed to prove his case.
Peter Odima Khasamule challenged Ojamoong’s elecion on the grounds that he was irregularly elected.
Odima, a registered voter of Nambale constituency and Paul Otuoma’s campaign manager, claimed that Ojaamong flouted electoral laws and was therefore seeking to have his win nullified.
Ojaamong of ODM came out on top in last year’s August General Election after garnering 135,153 votes against Otuoma’s 125,905 votes.
Otuoma contested the seat as an independent candidate after losing to Ojaamong in the ODM primaries; whose outcome he disputed.
Odima has now been instructed to pay a total of 12 million in costs to the County Returning Officer, Ojaamong and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.