12 July 2018

Kenya: Lamu Senator's Election Nullified By Court of Appeal

Mombasa — An Appeal Court sitting in Mombasa has nullified the election of Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip of Jubilee.

A three-judge bench composed of Judges Alvishram Nassir, Martha Koome and Wanjiru Karanja ruled that the election was marred with irregularities.

They directed the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to hold fresh elections in Lamu.

The judges said there was breach of the election laws.

The petition had been filed by Hassan Albeity who came second in the last year's August 8 General Election.

While reading the judgement, Judge Karanja said the Malindi High Court in February this year erred in validating Loitiptip's election despite irregularities.

"The appealant adduced enough evidence which should have called for a vote recount," reads part of the judgement.

Karanja said there was need to conduct scrutinity of votes in nine polling stations within Lamu County.

The three-judge bench also said there was no proper identification of voters in accordance with the law.

The people who votee in Kangwe polling station, for example, exceeded the number of registered voters.


Police Embark on Probe Into Brutal Killing of Lawyer

Homicide detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) combed the house of lawyer Robert Chesang' in… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Capital FM. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.