In Summary
  • Governors Anne Waiguru, Kiraitu Murungi, Samuel Tunai, and Salim Mvurya have also been cleared by the court.
  • Mr Godana now awaits another judgment on January 26 on whether he was validly elected.
  • In Turkana, the High Court will make a ruling on January 26 on whether there will be a scrutiny of all election materials.

More than 20 governors are still staring at an uncertain future as election petitions filed to challenge their wins are still pending in court.

So far, the High Court has cleared the election of seven governors with the latest to survive the scare being Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o whose August 8 election was upheld by Justice David Majanja.

While dismissing the case filed against Prof Nyong’o by former Governor Jackton Nyanungo Ranguma, Justice Majanja ruled that the petitioner made wide claims but failed to prove them.

Other than Prof Nyong’o, governors Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Kiraitu Murungi (Meru), Samuel Tunai (Narok), Salim Mvurya (Kwale), have already been cleared by the court.


The next governor to know his fate is Tana River’s Dhadho Godana who had two-pronged cases against him.

However, Mr Godana jumped the first hurdle on January 5 when Justice Arsenath Ongeri dismissed an application on his eligible to vie for the gubernatorial position.

Mr Mohamed Hatu had filed a petition questioning Mr Godana’s academic qualifications.

Mr Godana holds a degree in development studies from Kimmage Development Studies Centre in Ireland, which he did through an institute in Tanzania.


But the accusation is that the institute is not recognised by the Commission for University Education.

Mr Godana now awaits another judgment on January 26 on whether he was validly elected.

His predecessor, Hussein Dado, challenged his win claiming that the election was marred with violence.

He said three people were killed during the poll, compromising the outcome.

The case against Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku comes up on January 25.

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