In Summary
  • Mr Ranguma’s prayers are that a declaration be made that IEBC completely mismanaged the election.
  • He claims that the declaration made by the returning officer was erroneous.
  • Mr Ranguma said Kenya aspires to have a greater democracy and justice.

Former Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma has filed a petition in court contesting the election of Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o as the governor.

Mr Ranguma, accompanied by his lawyer Richard Onsongo, filed the case 10 minutes to 7pm Wednesday at the Kisumu High Court registry.

The former governor is suing the Independent Electoral Commission (IEBC), Governor Nyong'o and the Kisumu County Returning Officer John Cox Lorionokou.

Mr Onsongo said they filed the case at the eleventh hour because his team was looking for documents that would form the basis of their petition.

Mr Ranguma’s prayers are that a declaration be made that IEBC completely mismanaged the election and that the declaration made by the returning officer was erroneous.

“We want a declaration that the election of (Prof) Nyong’o was erroneous and upon scrutiny, recount and audit of votes, Jack Ranguma would be found to have been properly elected based on numbers. We also want costs,” said Mr Onsongo.

GREATER DEMOCRACY

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