Governor Mutua to appeal ruling nullifying his win at the Supreme Court

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Machakos, KENYA: Machakos governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has vowed to move to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal ruling nullified his victory in the 2017 elections.

The Court of Appeal’ s judge William Ouko executed the ruling saying that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declaration as a winner is not valid.

“Results, as declared by the returning officer, failed the constitutional test.” He said.

The court set aside the judgment by the high court in the petition which was filed by Wiper’s Wavinya Ndeti.

The judge ordered Dr. Mutua and IEBC to pay Wavinya for his appeal.

Earlier, the High court in Machakos had upheld the election of Mutua dismissing allegations made by Ndeti.

In her petition, Ndeti accused Mutua of using county resources – including vehicles and funds, to campaign for his re-election contrary to electoral laws.

After the ruling, Mutua told his supporters to be calm.

“I know I will be the fifth president of this country,” Mutua said.

“I am not worried at all since I know I was validly elected. I will move to the Supreme Court and get a stay of this judgment.”He added.

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