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Third Time Lucky; Laikipia Governor Nderitu Muriithi Survives Petition

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LAIKIPIA GOVERNOR NDERITU MURIITHI. / COURTESY
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LAIKIPIA GOVERNOR NDERITU MUREITHI OUTSIDE THE SUPREME COURT. / COURTESY

Laikipia Governor Nderitu Muriithi on Friday survived an election petition seeking to overturn his August 2017 win.

The Supreme Court upheld Nderitu’s election and rejected his challenger Sammy Waity’s appeal.

Also pocketing a win was Shinyalu MP Justus Kizito Mugali after the former area MP Silverse Anami and a Mr Adrian Meja sought to go back to the polls on the basis that there was voter bribery and irregularities.

They also argued that the IEBC did not ensure a free and fair process during the elections.

Read: Last Straw For Cyprian Awiti As Supreme Court Decides Fate As Homabay Governor

Yesterday the Apex court ruled that Homa Bay county governor Cyprian Awiti was validly elected.

“The appellate court decision is set aside in its eternity. The election of Homa Bay county will stand as the valid position as stated by the IEBC,” Judge Jackson Ojwang said.

The governor had moved to the Supreme court after the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold the High court’s ruling which nullified his win.

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