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Supreme Court sides with Waiguru in dealing blow to Karua

Waiguru's win

Governor Anne Waiguru outside the Supreme Court/ courtesy

The Supreme Court dismissed a petition challenging the election of Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru filed by Narc-Kenya Party leader Martha Karua.

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In a ruling read by Justice Isaac Lenaola, the Judges further directed that each party bears costs of the proceedings at the High Court, Appellate Court and the Supreme Court.

The Tuesday ruling comes after Karua moved to the Supreme Court to appeal the dismissal of her suit challenging the election of Waiguru as the Kirinyaga County chief.

Karua's take

The Apex court Judges ruled that Karua had failed to prove her case beyond a reasonable doubt on claims there was bribery in the 2017 gubernatorial election.

Karua had, however, suggested that Governor Waiguru had prior knowledge of the court ruling.

For a respondent who never came to court during the hearing, but comes to court for judgment complete with a battery of media in tow and a celebration party, leaves one wondering whether she was aware of the outcome,” Karua said.

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