Waititu contests Nairobi Governor-elect Kidero’s win

Ferdinand Waititu has moved to court to challenge Nairobi Governor-elect Evans Kidero’s poll victory.

The former Embakasi MP said Thursday the election was marred by irregularities in most polling stations.

He claimed that returns from some polling stations showed that the votes cast were more than the number of registered voters.

In an application filed under a certificate of urgency at the High Court, Mr Waititu wants the court to order the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chief executive James Oswago to produce copies of documents used during the Nairobi Governor elections within 24 hours.

Among the materials he is seeking from Mr Oswago include a copy of the registers used in Westlands, Ruaraka, Langata, Kibera, Embakasi East, Embakasi South and Mathare constituencies in Nairobi.

He also wants copies of results for each polling station in the constituencies as well as written complaints of the candidates and their representatives made available.

In court papers, Mr Waititu has asked to be furnished with spoiled ballot papers in the specified areas.

The application was certified urgent by High Court Judge Mumbi Ngugi.

She directed Mr Waititu to serve Dr Kidero and the IEBC and set hearing for Friday.


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