Omar explains reasons for excluding Kingi in his petition


Mombasa, KENYA: Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar Sarai has responded to the notice of motion filed by Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho on 26th September.

Joho through his lawyer Paul Buti moved to court seeking petition filed by Mr.Sarai struck out after he failed to include his deputy Dr.William Kingi.

Mr.Buti told court that the petition was not correctly filed, since it did not include the name of Dr.Kingi and yet they were elected during same election.

But Sarai through lawyer Yusuf Abubakar stated that Joho’s deputy was an appendage, beneficiary of the votes obtained by the governor on the 8th August polls.

Sarai in his response says the application filed by Joho seeking court to dismiss his petition because he failed to include Dr.Kingi was incompetent and bad in law, as it contravenes order 51 of the civil procedure rule,2010.

According to Sarai, the deputy governor is not voted by the voters and therefore he is not beneficiary of votes obtained by governor.

Court will hear Joho’s petition seeking Omar’s petition struck out out on the 9th October.