In Summary
  • The petition by Mr Japheth Muroko and Mr Zacheus Okoth was defective.
  • Mr Sonko also said the petitioners attached different results from what was gazetted.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday filed an application seeking to strike out a petition challenging his poll victory.

Through his lawyers Harrison Kinyanjui and Cecil Miller, Mr Sonko said the petition by Mr Japheth Muroko and Mr Zacheus Okoth was defective as it failed to include the name of his deputy Polycarp Igathe as a respondent.

According to the application, Mr Okoth failed to disclose his address and other important particulars.

PETITION

“Such non-compliance is fatal and cannot be cured by amendments. The window to secure any lawful amendment to the petition has since closed,” the city county boss said.

He added that striking the petition out “will save precious judicial time and resources and avoid unnecessary litigation beyond the point it has reached”.

Mr Sonko also said the petitioners attached different results from what was gazetted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

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