In Summary
  • Jubilee’s Francis Mureithi, who lost to Mr Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino of ODM, has challenged the outcome.

  • The petitioner says there were various sets of results contained in the polling forms and that it was difficult to determine who won the race.

  • He also claimed there were instances of inflation of votes cast in favour of Mr Owino.

A Judge has ordered for scrutiny and a recount of votes cast in the Embakasi East Constituency during the August 8 General Election.

Justice Joseph Sergon said parties in the petition had agreed there were errors in the tallying process and that only a fresh scrutiny and a recount could set the record straight.

Jubilee’s Francis Mureithi, who lost to Mr Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino of ODM, has challenged the outcome, saying there were various sets of results contained in the polling forms and that it was difficult to determine who won the race.

ILLEGIBLE FORMS

Through lawyer Ham Lagat, Mr Mureithi said some of the forms were not legible and that no one could determine if the results in form 35 A correspond with those in form 35 B.

He also claimed there were instances of inflation of votes cast in favour of Mr Owino and a deflation of his own. Some forms 35 A lack the official Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission stamp, while others do not bear signatures of the presiding officer.

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