Prepare for repeat elections, Hassan Omar tells Mombasa

The former Senator says voting in the coastal county was marred with irregularities

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Hassan Omar with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho. PHOTO: THE STAR

Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar is confident that he will win the petition he has filed against Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho which seeks to overturn his August 8 win.

Speaking on Citizen TV‘s JKL show, the trained lawyer said he had petitioned Joho’s election on grounds of massive irregularities that led to faulty results.

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Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Hassan Omar quit the Party. PHOTO: KENYANEWS

“We will have a by-election in Mombasa county before the year ends, there was fault in the Mombasa vote, just like in other parts of the country and people in my secretariat felt that there was something wrong with the results,” he said.

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“What we are asking for in Mombasa is scrutiny of the KIEMS kits and a recount of votes so we can understand how they won” Hassan noted.

Wiper’s Omar ran against ODM deputy leader, Hassan Joho, and has defended his move to challenge the incumbent Governor in August despite the two being in the National Super Alliance.

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“It is not dumb for 2 individuals from the same political divide to contest for the same seat plus I have no relationship with Governor Joho. If I meet him, I will say “hi” and that is it,” the former legislator stated.

Omar also urged the embattled IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba to quit his position before Kenyans go for the repeat Presidential poll on October 17.

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“I have nothing but respect for Chiloba, having worked closely with him previously but on this, he will do this country good if he steps aside and allows a process that is agreed upon by both parties to proceed,” Omar noted.

But Chiloba note in an interview the the same night that he will stay put adding the country needs to focus on preparing for the forthcoming polls instead of victimising individuals.