Mombasa high court to rule on Joho’s 2017 win

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho./FILE

Mombasa,KENYA: The Mombasa high court is today expected to rule on a petition challenging the election of Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho.

Lady justice Lydia Achode will deliver the ruling.

The petition was filed by former Mombasa county senator Hassan Omar who alleged that the gubernatorial polls were marred with irregularities.Omar lost in the polls.

The court had earlier dismissed his application to strike out the election petition on allegations that the court were biased.


Meanwhile the Malindi high court on Wednesday upheld the election of Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi.

The court also ordered the petitioner Kadu Asili’s Kazungu Kambi, to meet the Sh4 million cost.

Justice Weldon Korir upheld Kingi’s win on grounds Kazungu did not provide sufficient evidence.

Korir also ordered the former cabinet secretary to pay IEBC, and returning officer Nelly Ilongo Sh2.3 million.

The judge said Kingi will be entitled to Sh1.7 million in cost of the case.