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Jaguar, Korir survive election petitions at Appeals Court

Starehe mp Charles Kanyi Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar. PHOTO | COURTESY
Starehe mp Charles Kanyi Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar. PHOTO | COURTESY
The election of two youthful city MPs, Charles Kanyi Njagua (Starehe) and Nixon Korir (Lang’ata) were upheld on Friday.

The election of two youthful city MPs, Charles Kanyi Njagua (Starehe) and Nixon Korir (Lang’ata) were upheld on Friday by the Court of Appeal.

Appellate Judge Agnes Murgor dismissed an appeal filed by ODM’s Steve Mbogo against Mr Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar, ordered him to pay Sh10 million in cost.

Sh5 million will be paid to Jaguar and a similar amount to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Mr Mbogo had moved to the Appeals Court after the High Court dismissed his petition on February 2018.

The Court of Appeal agreed with Justice Ochieng’s finding that Mbogo had not provided sufficient evidence to support his claims that the election was marred by irregularities.

Lady Justice Murgor ruled that failure by the Returning Officer to sign Forms 35 A was a minor issue and did not have any impact on the results of the election.

In the other ruling, the Court of Appeal upheld the election of Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir.

His rival, ODM’s Oscar Omoke had moved to court to challenge the win citing massive irregularities and illegalities.

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HILARY KIMUYU

HILARY KIMUYU

Hilary has been a journalist with the Nairobi News since 2015 reporting on crime, entertainment, tech and any other issues that are of interest.



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