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Bowen Kangogo Jubilee rebel MP loses seat

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The MP was removed as the Chair of the Environment parliamentary committee a few weeks ago.

Marakwet East MP Kangogo Bowen. Bowen has had his election nullified by the High Court. play Marakwet East MP Kangogo Bowen. Bowen has had his election nullified by the High Court. (The Star)

Rebel Jubilee MP Bowen Kangogo has lost his seat.

Kangogo who is the Marakwet East MP had his election nullified on Tuesday morning by the Eldoret High Court.

According Judge George Kimondo, the elections were not transparent, accurate and verifiable and failed to pass the constitutional threshold of fair and credible elections.

Kimondo ordered for a by-election after in his ruling.

Kangogo was also ordered to pay Sh2 million in costs.

However Kangogo denied the claims saying the polls were free and fair.

play Marakwet East MP Kangogo Bowen. Bowen has had his election nullified by the High Court. (Courtesy)

Tight race

Kangogo narrowly won the August 8 elections after garnering 14,812 votes against his main competitor Lina Jebii Kilimo who got 13,845.

play Independent candidate Lina Jebii Kilimo who narrowly lost the August 8 election to Bowen Kangogo. Kangogo has had his election nullified. (The Star)

 

Kangogo was among the rebel Jubilee MPs who were axed from the head of various parliamentary committees a few weeks ago.

He was removed as the Parliamentary Environment and Natural Resources Committee vice chairperson and replaced by Sophia Noor of Ijara.

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