Jaguar, Wambora relief as their elections are upheld

Court of appeal has upheld Starehe MP Charles Njagua aka Jaguar's election./PHOTO COURTESY

The court of appeal has upheld the election of Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua Kanyi, commonly known as Jaguar, that was being challenged by aspirant Steve Mbogo.

Ruling over the case, Judge Fred Ochieng said Jaguar was validly elected and that Mbogo challenge did not have sufficient evidence that would have facilitated the nullification of the election.

Mbogo who vied on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket moved to court seeking the election to be nullified on the basis that the result on form 34B differed from those displayed on electoral agency IEBC’s online portal.

He argued on February 12 that the judges at the High court did not provide the forms that he claimed were not signed.

Following Jaguar win, the court fined Mbogo sh10 million as damage fee.

Another one who got reprieve was Embu Governor Martin Wambora who seems to have the proverbial nine lives.

The Court of Appeal overturned High Court’s nullification of the Embu governor’s election in February.

The three-judge bench okayed Wambora’s win and revised the cost of petition set by the High Court’s Justice William Musyoka.