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Court upholds the Victory of West Mugirango MP Steve Mogaka.

by Robert Guyana

The higher Court has dismissed a petition challenging the victory West Mugirango MP Steve Mogaka.

Justice Kiarie Waweru dismissed the election petition filed by his opponent Charles Ongera Moturi of ODM, who came in second during the August 9 general election.

The judge dismissed the petition saying Ongera did not provide sufficient evidence to overturn Mogaka’s win.

The judge further said Ongera did not adduce any evidence to demonstrate that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission failed to conduct the election in an independent manner as required.

“I therefore find that none of the grounds raised in the petition have been proved to the required standards and the petition is, therefore, dismissed with costs to the respondents,” ruled the judge.

The judge added that if a party seeks to make an analysis as to why there were discrepancies between different elective positions, the same must be scientific and undertaken by an expert data analyst.

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