The high court has upheld the election of Majority leader Aden Duale as the MP for Garrisa Township constituency.
The court dismissed the petition filed by former deputy speaker Farah Maalim, he was ordered to pay Sh. 6 million as costs for the suit.
The judge said that the elections were free and fair and the bribery claims could not be proven.
“I did not see the bribery or anyone being bribed,but I saw a crowd negotiating,” he told court during his submissions on the petition filed after he rejected results of the August 8 general election.
Duale said that Maalim made a lot of allegations on anomalies but failed to back them up with evidence.
He also said that the court decision showed the level of confidence that the people of Garrisa Township had in his leadership.
He thanked his legal team on a twister post.
Thanks to Allah for revealing the truth. I take this opportunity to thank my family, my able legal team led by @ahmednasirlaw and friends. This victory is for the people of Garissa Township who endured long queues to make sure they elected the leader of their choice. pic.twitter.com/RAvmhNZyXk
— Hon. Aden Duale (@HonAdenDuale) February 27, 2018
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