In Summary
  • Justice Msagha Mbogholi will rule on an application by Governor Sonko who wants the case challenging his August 8 win dismissed because the two petitioners failed to include his deputy Polycarp Igathe as a respondent in the petition.
  • Mr Sonko's lawyers argue that one petitioner failed to disclose his address and other particulars in the petition, adding that this is against the mandatory provisions of petition rules, thereby “rendering it fatally defective”.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko might this morning join the growing list of politicians who have survived election petitions as a result of technicalities.

So far, courts have dismissed 24 election petitions on technicalities while seven others have been withdrawn.

TECHNICALITY

And this morning, Justice Msagha Mbogholi will rule on an application by Governor Sonko who wants the case challenging his August 8 win dismissed because the two petitioners failed to include his deputy Polycarp Igathe as a respondent in the petition.

Mr Sonko, through his lawyers Harrison Kinyanjui and Cecil Miller, urged the court to strike out the petition stating that the omission of serious.

The petition was filed by Mr Japheth Muroko and Mr Zacchaeus Okoth.

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