In Summary
  • Mr Ochieng contested in the August elections on a Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party.
  • He garnered 23,418 votes against Mr Chris Karan's 23,765 votes, which is a difference of 347 votes.
  • The former MP has lined up 183 witnesses to testify, in addition to the piles of paper evidence.

Former Ugenya MP Dave Ochieng has filed a petition at the Siaya High Court challenging the win of Chris Karan.

In a petition filed by his lawyers Rogers Sagana and Daniel Achach, Mr Ochieng cited electoral malpractices which he said affected the outcome of the elections.

Mr Ochieng who contested in the August elections on a Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party garnered 23,418 votes against his challenger, ODM’s Mr Chris Karan, who garnered 23,765 votes, which is a difference of 347 votes.

Others who participated in the elections included Alex Obonyo (Jubilee) who garnered 62 votes, Jerry Omogi (Ford Kenya) who garnered 59 votes and Philip Onyango (ANC) who garnered 84 votes.

NULLIFY WIN

Speaking at the Siaya High Court, Mr Sagana said that they have also enlisted the IEBC returning officer in the suit and hope that the court will accept their petition and nullify the elections.

“Having scrutinised the entire electoral process, we have established that a lot of malpractices [happened]. Our client [is] convinced that the outcome does not reflect the will of the Ugenya voters. We hope that the court will approve our concerns,” said Mr Sagana.

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