Uncertainties as Mike Sonko governorship is challenged in court

Voter moves in after former Governor Evans Kidero let it go

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Nairobi Governor hopeful Mike Sonko. PHOTO: THE STAR

Mike Soko beat his bitter rival Evans Kidero of ODM to take charge of Nairobi county as the new Governor.

But even before he settles down at City Hall, a voter has moved to court to challenge his win in the August 8 gubernatorial race.

Zipo.co.ke has learnt that Japhet Muroko, a Nairobi resident, has filed a petition challenging the Nairobi Governor saying the poll was not conducted in a fair and credible manner.

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Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. PHOTO: NAIROBINEWS

According to Mr Muroko, the election was a shamble since there was massive non-compliance with the Election laws and the Constitution.

He claims the former Governor Evans Kidero’s agents were barred from accessing most polling stations.

He goes on to add in the court papers that some agents were allowed to access specific polling stations only after voting had taken place, something that contributed to widespread irregularities.

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Muroko’s adds to other countless petitions filed by election losers in the August poll who hope to use the Supreme Court ruling against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win, as precedent.

In Nairobi for example, former nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro has moved to court to challenge Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang’s victory in last month’s poll.

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Others who have moved to court over the same include Embakasi MP Candidate Francis Mureithi and Starehe’s Steve Mbogo.