Narok governor wins election appeal, remains in office
28 March 2014, 15:20
Nairobi - Narok governor Samuel Ole Tunai has won an appeal against an election petition seeking to have his win in the 2013 general elections nullified.
The case had been presented before the court of appeal by his rival for the seat Ledama Ole Kina seeking to have an earlier ruling at the High court in Nakuru overturned.
A three judge bench, sitting at the court's premises in Nairobi however ruled that there was insufficient evidence to rule that the elections were not free and fair.
" The margin of victory in the election has been proven to be the correct one and that thus the case does not present any evidence to prove otherwise, judges Daniel Musinga, Philip Waki and Steven Gatembu said in their ruling.
They said that the 83,000 plus vote margin between the rivals was real and that the case be thrown out.
Added to that, they ordered Ole Kina to take care of all the costs related to the case, including those picked up by Tunai and his team of lawyers.
Kina's case at the High Court in Nakuru had also been thrown out due to lack of sufficient evidence in his claims that the elections were not free and fair.
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