Court to Hear Election Petition Challenging Mutua’s Election

SUMMARY

  • Machakos High Court  will on 13th of November hear the election petition against Machakos governor Alfred Mutua.
  • The court will determine whether Dr. Mutua is qualified to run in a repeat election in the event that he is found to have flouted the electoral laws.

By Allan Tawai

During the pretrial conference of a petition filed by Wavinya Ndeti challenging the election of Alfred Mutua as Governor of Machakos, Parties have consented on issues they expect to be determined.

Among the issues canvassed is whether Governor Alfred Mutua was qualified to participate in the August 8 poll having been accused of aiding public officers to act as his agents.

The court will also rule on whether there were irregularities and illegalities, and whether the constitution was violated and if the violation would alter the results of the election to warrant a repeat election.

Mutua has however urged the Court to strike out the petition arguing that it is defective, and lacks any legal basis.

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