Court of Appeal upholds election of Mohammed Ali as Nyali MP

Nyali MP Mohammed Ali.

Mombasa, KENYA: The Court of Appeal in Mombasa has upheld the elections of Nyali MP Mohammed Ali and his counterpart Omar Mwinyi of Changamwe.

Justice Martha Koome on Thursday ruled that the elections of two Mombasa MPs were conducted according to the law.

Daniel Abwao a resident in Nyali had appealed a high court ruling alleging there were malpractices during the elections held in August 2017.

He accused Mohamed Ali of using public resources during his campaign.

“The trial court found that Mr.Ali was assigned security officers by County Commander and it was not misused of public resources,” ruled Kome.

Court also found that it was necessary for Abwao to raise the issue of Ali using Raila Odinga photos, ODM colours to the party dispute resolution committee or IEBC.

“The petitioner did not prove his case and it is therefore dismissed,” said Kome.

Court also found that Changamwe MP Omar Mwinyi was validly elected and dismissed the appeal against his win.

Justice Kome ordered Mohammad Mahamoud Ali to pay Sh.2 million to be shared between Mwinyi and IEBC.

The high court had earlier directed Mr.Ali who challenged the election of Changamwe MP to pay a cost of Sh.8 million.