High Court upholds Duale’s election as Garissa Township MP

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Nairobi, KENYA: The High Court has upheld the election of Aden Duale as Garissa township Member of Parliament dismissing a petition filed by Farah Maalim on the ground that it was marred with irregularities and illegalities.

On his Ruling on Tuesday, Justice Hedwig Ongudi said that that there were no irregularities or malpractice that successfully could annul the elections.

Judge Ongundi has now directed the petitioner to pay sh. 6 million of the cost incurred.

She further noted that from form 34A presented in court, there were no discrepancies and dismissed claims that IEBC officials were biased.

The competitor Maalim wanted his win nullified on several grounds including irregularities, bribery and failure to sign important forms.

Duale on his side maintained that he won fairly against Maalim in the August 8 elections.

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