In Summary
  • The High Court said Governor Ojaamong was validly elected.
  • Justice Kiarie Waweru said there was insufficient evidence of malpractices to lead to a nullification of the election.

Supporters of Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong celebrated on Monday morning after a High Court dismissed an election petition against him.

Justice Kiarie Waweru said petitioner Peter Odima – a voter from Nambale Constituency – did not produce sufficient evidence to nullify the election.

PETITION

Mr Odima was the chief campaigner of former Funyula MP Paul Otuoma, who finished second in the governor race.

Mr Otuoma ran on an Independent ticket, while Mr Ojaamong ran on the ODM ticket.

“Having perused the evidence provided before this court from all parties in respect to governor Busia County, the election was conducted in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya.

“Nothing has been proved to the contrary; the allegations are not established and lack merit. The petition is accordingly dismissed," Mr Waweru said.

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