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September 26, 2017

Two MP aspirants want court to nullify opponents’ wins

Emurua Dikkir MP Johana Ngeno
Emurua Dikkir MP Johana Ngeno

Two aspirants who lost MP polls in Narok county have filed petitions challenging their opponents’ victory.

Jubilee’s David Keter is contesting the election of Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno of Kanu (pictured), while Julius Sunkuli of Kanu is challenging the election of Kilgoris MP Gideon Konchellah of Jubilee.

In his petition, Keter accused his opponent of using violence to intimidate his supporters, making them not to vote as they feared for their lives.

He cited incidences of violence allegedly used by Ng’eno, including the use of the Kalenjin word ‘Makiwolei’ which loosely translates to ‘we are not changing’.

Ng’eno won with 16,098 votes against Keter’s 13,707 votes.

In Kilgoris, Sunkuli wants the court to nullify the election and order a scrutiny and recount of all votes cast.

He says more than 100 polling stations were marred with irregularities and accused his opponent of intimidating and bribing voters. Konchellah won with 23,812 votes against Sunkuli’s 17,160.

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