Embu Governor Martin Wambora’s Win Upheld

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The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Martin Wambora as Embu Governor.

In their ruling, the Judges said that Wambora was validly elected citing lack of merit in the petition by Lenny Kivuti.

“No basis upon which to interfere with the Court of Appeal decision,” read the ruling.

Former Senator Lenny Kivuti moved to the Supreme Court to challenge the decision by the Court of Appeal on August 17, 2018.

This was after Wambora challenged the High Court’s decision in February last year that had nullified his August 2017 win.

“He dealt with issues that had not been raised before him,” Justice Fatuma Sichale said in her ruling.

She further noted that the minor irregularities noted during scrutiny did not warrant the earlier decision.

Wambora appealed the ruling on March 20,2018 and sought orders from the second highest court to strike off the petition.

In the High Court ruling, Justice William Musyoka had said the results of the candidates were exaggerated thus his order for the recount.

“There is no doubt that the errors affected the final outcome of the election. I have come to the conclusion that there were irregularities and errors during the counting and tallying of votes

“The results cannot be said to be credible, verifiable and reflecting the will of the people of Embu,” ruled Justice Musyoka.

The court also ordered a recount, scrutiny and examination of the votes on January 18, 2018 to verify the authenticity of the results declared by the IEBC after the August 8.

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