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October 19, 2017

Karua lines up I4 witnesses in petition to remove Waiguru

Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua at the Kerugoya High Court for the ruling of her application for the nullification of entire August election, September 28, 2017. /GEOFFREY KIBISU
Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua at the Kerugoya High Court for the ruling of her application for the nullification of entire August election, September 28, 2017. /GEOFFREY KIBISU

NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua will call 14 witnesses to testify in her petition against Governor Anne Waiguru's election.

She told Kerugoya High Court judge Lucy Gitaru that she will need three weeks for all her witnesses to have sufficient time to testify.

Karua has asked the IEBC to produce electronic results from the August 8 election before hearing starts.

"Waiguru's voters were increased by 48,000 and electronic information, if availed, will assist the court to make proper judgement," she said on Thursday.

"As a petitioner, I'm entitled to have access to the election information and materials to be able to make my case," she added.

But IEBC lawyer Jose Kthungu opposed the application as improper and premature.

He said Karua failed to prove that she is entitled to access.

"Karua is out on a fishing expedition because she has no evidence to support the prayers she has sought," he argued.

Waiguru's lawyer Paul Nyamondi also asked the court to throw out Karua's request.

He also said it is untrue that votes were increased in favour of the Governor.

The matter is set to begin on November 15.

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