KANU boss left with KES 60M bill after losing court case
19 October 2015, 21:40
Nairobi - KANU official Nick Salat has been left with a massive KES 60 million bill after losing an appeal over the Bomet Senatorial seat at the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal in which Salat was challenging the election of Bomet Senator Wilfred Lesan.
Salat now faces the huge bill after the Supreme Court directed that he bear the costs of the proceedings on his own after stretching it further despite failing on two other occasions.
The Supreme Court upheld a Court of Appeal decision as well as an earlier High Court one after Salat lost the election petition at the High Court before moving to the Court of Appeal, which also dismissed his case.
the Court of Appeal, the politician had claimed that there were
“massive irregularities” that he claimed were unearthed during the
scrutiny of votes.
However, Supreme Court judges found his case shallow and ordered it closed.
Lesan was pleased with the decision.
" I am pleased that this issue is finally over and I can move forward and seek to represent the people of Bomet with ease," he said.
Salat had claimed that votes were taken from his tally and handed to Lesan but the Supreme Court said that there was no evidence to show it indeed happened.
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