KANU to contest Kericho poll in court
09 March 2016, 21:25
Nairobi - Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto says he is still on track with his Presidential mission despite a setback in the recent Kericho by election.
According to sources within the party, the legal minds at their disposal are drawing up a case to take to court.
" The case will go to court. There is a serious feeling of injustice," the source told News24.
Earlier, Secretary General Nick Salat had said that there was evidence of rigging in the elections won by Jubilee Alliance's Aaron Cheruiyot.
He garnered 109,360 votes to KANU's Paul Sang who won just over 56,000 votes.
There were reports of voter bribery, duplicate ballots and vote rigging, as stated by KANU.
Whether they will be enough to last a petition remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto says he is still on track with his Presidential mission despite a setback in the recent Kericho by election.
The rebel Jubilee Coalition Governor was part of the KANU machinery that suffered a heavy loss in the recent Kericho by election polls.
Their candidate Paul Sang was whipped by Jubilee's Aaron Cheruiyot by over 50,000 votes, a loss which has left them clutching at straws to eek out any positives from the polls.
Ruto though, says that time is changing and that the fact many chose to support the KANU cause shows that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the opposition.
" Nothing has changed. We continue ahead. We are on track. The Jubilee Party was desperate and we have seen the fruits of it," he said.
" Come 2017, we will see a different tune to this song," he added.
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