Election of Luanda MP upheld
08 October 2013, 13:53
Vihiga - The election of Luanda MP, Chris Omulele, was upheld by the Kakamega High Court Monday after an unsuccessful petition by two petitioners.
The two petitioners, Arthur Apungu and Julius Sikalo, who both vied for the seat, were in turn ordered to pay KES 2 million petition costs.
Justice Eric Ogola dismissed the petition saying that although it was clear before the court that there were electoral anomalies, the end result did not favour any candidate.
After reconciliation of the electoral figures, Omulele remained the winner with 9,767 votes against his closest competitor Apungu who got 6,588 votes.
Luanda is the youngest constituency in Vihiga County, created during the recently demarcation in the country. It was slashed from the former larger Emuhaya constituency.
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