14 March 2013

Kenya: Kilifi Hopefuls Avoid the Court

Photo: The Star
AG, Githu Muigai (L), chair Gender and Equity Commission, Winfred Lichuma (C), CJ, Willy Mutunga (R) (file photo).

WOMEN who lost in the general elections in Kilifi have opted not to challenge the election in court due to the high cost of filing the petitions.

Speaking to the press outside the IEBC Kilifi county offices on Tuesday, the women said though they have concrete evidence, their financial status does not permit them to file the petitions.

Ephie Chari Wesa who lost the Kilifi North parliamentary post to Gideon Mung'aro said she would rather focus on another election than file a petition. Women rep candidate Esther Kache said she would "move on with her life" and pursue her development agenda through other avenues.

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