Supreme court nullifies Joho 'legibility' case
04 February 2014, 15:24
Nairobi - Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho has been cleared to continue in his position after the Supreme Court nullified a case in which his election had been challenged.
The Supreme Court sitting, led by deputy chief justice Kalpana Rawal ruled that a case pending at the High court in Malindi challenging Joho's ascension to power was obsolete.
In the ruling, the judges argued that the reason for holding the appeal against Joho's election, which was that they did not fall within the threshhold of free and fair elections could not hold water and thus struck the case out.
The case was fronted at the High Court in Malindi by a Mr Suleiman Shahbal who argued that the elections which Joho won were not free and fair.
Joho has had to fight several cases looking to remove him from office but has survived all to date, with the latest ruling sure to probably be the last to follow the ODM bigwig.
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