Babu Owino declares victory after Embakasi East Vote Recount
Victory for Babu Owino
The vocal legislator took to his Facebook Account to confirm to his supporters that he had emerged with victory after complete of the recount.
According to the numbers given by Owino, he has emerged victorious with 46587 Votes against 42253 votes of his competitor Francis Mureithi.
“Thanks to the Almighty God.The will of the people of Embakasi East is finally out.Results before recount. Babu Owino-46587.Francis Mureithi-42253.Results AFTER recount:Babu Owino 46813,Francis mureithi 42475.Thank you God the devil is ashamed” wrote Babu Owino on Facebook.
On January 12, 2017, the High Court ordered recount and scrutiny of all votes cast in the parliamentary race during the August 8 election in Embakasi East.
The ruling was made in an election petition filed by Owino's opponent from the Jubilee Party, Francis Mureithi.
Mr Mureithi, who got 39,805 votes against Owino's 43,862, pleaded with the court to annul the August 8 polls, arguing that the intimidations that Babu adduced to his supporters violated their absolute rights to vote.
On Saturday, the first time MP was forced to sleep at Go down, along Likoni road in Industrial Area in order to guard his votes.
The vocal MP had accused the government of planning to raid the Go down where the August 8 election ballot boxes were securely stored.
He said that the government wanted to stuff ballot papers with an intention to overturn his win as the Embakasi East MP.
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