Court declines to dismiss Sonko petition over Igathe’s exclusion


NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7 – The High Court has declined to dismiss an election petition against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko over the failure to include his deputy Polycarp Igathe in the suit.

Justice Msagha Mbogholi ruled that that it is not mandatory that a deputy governor should be included in an election petition.

He stated that there was no need to enjoin Igathe since no allegation has been made against him.

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Sonko had implored the court to throw out the petition on grounds that failure to include his deputy denied him the right to a fair hearing.

The governor had argued that his election cannot be separated from that of his deputy.

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