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March 24, 2018

Two challenge Trans Nzoia Governor win

Trans Nzoia PvP gubernatorial candidate Joseph Mburu speaks to the media at IEBC offices in Kitale yesterday
Trans Nzoia PvP gubernatorial candidate Joseph Mburu speaks to the media at IEBC offices in Kitale yesterday

Two defeated governor candidates in Trans Nzoia have challenged the election results.

National Vision Party candidate Joseph Mburu yesterday alleged rigging for Governor Patrick Khaemba.

Mburu met IEBC officials in Kitale town to seek administrative justice and save the high cost of a court petition.

Mburu, who came last in the governor race with 2,522 votes, urged the IEBC to recount the votes.

This comes after Jubilee’s Maurice Bisau filed a petition to reject the results. Speaking to the Star in his home in Kitale town on Tuesday, Bisau said he has sufficient evidence of rigging. 

Khaemba garnered 135,345 votes, against Bisau’s 95,561.

Bisau said Khaemba colluded with IEBC officials to manipulate results. He said he would have conceded defeat if the election had been fair.

Mburu has raised concerns over what he termed “strange vote counting behaviour”, voter bribery and meddling in the tallying by influential state officials. He also cited illegal possession of election materials, ballot stuffing, discrimination against agents, delayed results declaration and failure to get results in some polling stations.

“Some voters were denied their right to vote by candidates who bought their IDs,” Mburu said. “The thousands

whom we believe voted for us feel the pain of being deprived of the leadership they craved and being given a leader they disliked.” 

Ford Kenya’s woman rep candidate Christine Tanguli said her name was changed so voters were confused.

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