In Summary
  • The former senator is represented in the case by lawyer Katwa Kigen.
  • Mr Nanok’s lawyer, Philip Nyachoti, however, put the witnesses to task to prove their allegations.

The hearing of a petition challenging the re-election of Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok began Thursday in Lodwar amid claims that county government officers bribed voters.

Witnesses for the petitioner, former Turkana Senator John Munyes, were the first to testify before High Court Judge Stephen Riech.

They sought to explain how the governor, who is the first respondent, influenced voters on polling day and presented evidence of the purported election malpractices.

Mr Nanok, of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), was declared the winner in the August 8 General Election after garnering 76,209 votes while Jubilee Party’s Munyes got 55,507.

Mr Munyes described the election as shambolic and marked by violence, voter bribery and corruption with use of force and intimidation.

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