Blow to Babu Owino as Court orders recount of votes

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The High court in Nairobi has ordered for a recount and scrutiny of all votes cast in Embakasi East constituency on August 8 last year.

Justice Joseph Sergon made the order following a petition filed by Jubilee’ss Francis Mureithi challenging the election of Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino as MP.

Sergon said that he was satisfied that Mureithi had given sufficient reasons to warrant a recount.

While making his findings, the judge pointed out that the Embakasi East returning officer Nicholas Butuk had admitted in Court that the results he announced did not tally with the ones in the Form 35A and that were many errors in the forms.

Mureithi, represented by lawyer Ham Lagat and Kiragu Kimani, had filed an application for scrutiny and recount of votes cast during last year’s election.

The petitioner said the verification is important as there were errors in Form 35B.

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