Babu Owino, sixth MP to lose seat

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Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has become the sixth lawmaker to lose his seat following a successful petition by his competitor Francis Mureithi.

The High Court on Friday found that the August 8, 2017 election that Owino won was marred by widespread errors and malpractices.

Justice Joseph Sergon said the elections were not free and fair and ordered Babu to pay Sh5million as costs

Speaking after the Court ruling, Babu said he will appeal the decision noting that he will still emerge the winner of the constituency.

Babu Owino has claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto had a hand in the court verdict nullifying his elections as the Embakasi East MP.

On his part his competitoe francis mureithi  welcomed the rulling saying justice was served for embakasi east constituents