Election victory for Wambora as High Court ruling set aside

Embu Governor Martin Nyaga Wambora./file
Embu Governor Martin Nyaga Wambora./file

The Court of Appeal has upheld the election of Embu Governor Martin Wambora saying the process was valid.

The court set aside a

February 22

judgment by High Court justice William Musyoka

who nullified Wambora's election on August 8, 2017.

It was said on Friday that Musyoka erred

when he held that the election was not in line with the Constitution.

The appeals court further said the trial court dealt with issues that were not raised before it and that the minor irregularities that occurred

during scrutiny did not warrant nullification of the results.

Wambora celebrated with his supporters after the ruling on Friday, saying he was happy and would focus on serving his people.

The High Court ruling followed a petition by

former Senator Lenny Kivuti.

Wambora appealed the ruling on March 20 and sought orders for the second highest court to strike off Kivuti's petition.

He faulted Musyoka, of the Embu High Court, for ruling that the

election was marred by massive irregularities that compromised the integrity of the electoral process.