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Steve Mbogo challenges Jaguar’s victory, Mwangi hopeful


Starehe parliamentary candidate Steve Mbogo has contested the victory of musician Charles Njagua alias Jaguar in the recently concluded elections.

Mbogo, who vied on ODM ticket, is seeking the nullification of Jaguar’s win, claiming that the exercise was marred by massive irregularities.

Through lawyer Anthony Oluoch, the youthful politician claims that several forms 35A were not signed.

Mbogo, who came in second, argues that the election was not conducted in accordance with the Constitution and election laws.

He claims that Starehe parliamentary election was not administered in an impartial, neutral efficient and accurate manner.

In numerous circumstances, Mbogo claims that the Returning Officer selectively manipulated and deliberately distorted votes cast in favour of Jaguar.

SYSTEMIC INTERFERENCE

He claims that he has evidence that there was systematic interference and manipulation of the results by the Returning Officer.

“The systemic manipulation and distortion of the results renders it impossible to determine who actually won the parliamentary seat,” he says.

For his part, Mwangi, who contested as an independent, backed Mbogo’s petition in an Instagram post.

The rights activist told his followers that he might be making another round of asking voters to elect him for the Starehe constituency Member of Parliament seat.

Mwangi, who had conceded defeat, came in third after being trounced by Jaguar who is the MP elect.

“Looks like we might have a by-election in Starehe in the near future. For those who voted for me, thank you. l shall be coming back to ask you and your friends to vote for me,” wrote Mwangi.

Additional reporting by SYLVANIA AMBANI