Wetangula left at the mercy of Bungoma Voters

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Bungoma, by-elections to go on as court dismisses appeals.

The by-elections for Bungoma Senate and Nyaribari Chache parliamentary seats scheduled for December 19 will go on as planned.

This follows the decisions by the Court of Appeal in Kisumu to dismiss the appeal cases that sought to stop the respective mini-polls.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Appellate court endorsed the High Court’s decision to nullify the election of Moses Wetang’ula as the Bungoma Senator.

Similarly, the court upheld a High Court judgment that dethroned Chris Bichage from the Nyaribari Chache parliamentary seat.

Mr Wetang’ula had appealed against a verdict by Mr Justice Francis Gikonyo that removed him from office on various grounds among them voter bribery.

In a brief judgment, a three-judge bench sitting in Kisumu ruled that Mr Wetang’ula’s appeal and ordered him to pay the costs of the appeal.

Mr Wetang’ula’s appeal was heard by Justices David Maraga, Festus Azangalala and Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed. The three judges heard the matter on Tuesday and delivered a judgment afternoon.

Reasons for the decision are set to be given on January 31, next year.

BICHAGE’S CASE

Mr Bichage’s case was heard on Monday before Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed and Sankale ole Kantai and Festus Azangalala.

The bench will provide the reasons for their decision on February 21.

Mr Bichage had on November 22 won the first round of his case by convincing the court to halt the by-election.-nation.co.ke

Former Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula. The by-elections for Bungoma Senate and Nyaribari Chache parliamentary seats scheduled for December 19 will go on as planned. PHOTO/FILE

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