Blow for Waiguru after Today's ruling

Waiguru's position as Kirinyaga Governor now hangs in the balance following the ruling.

The High Court in Kerugoya last year in November dismissed the election petition filed by Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua challenging the election of Waiguru.

Lady Justice Lucy Gitari ruled the petition as fatally defective, hopeless and incurable after finding that Ms Karua failed to comply with Election (Parliamentary and County) Petition Rules 2017.

Fair Trial

The court also ruled that Karua had omitted the disputed election results and dates declared by IEBC, which is a mandatory requirement and in violation of rights to fair trial.

"Allowing the petition with omissions of mandatory information is violating the respondent's rights to fair trial. The respondent should not be allowed to wander in a tiring journey without details of what is in dispute," judge Gitari ruled.

However days later, Karua filed a notice of appeal against the judgment that dismissed her petition.

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