On Friday 8th, June Court of Appeal nullified the election of Governor Alfred Mutua from Machakos county.
The court ordered Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct fresh election which Mr.Alfred Mutua will be eligible to contest because he was not found with any malpractice.
The court however found that the returning officer used an excel spread sheet to record votes instead of form 37A.
The victory was also denounced based on court finding of one of the county officials who was used as an agent during the election.
This will be great news for his close aspirant Wavinya Ndeti, who came close and second during the 2017 elections in August.
Wavinya Ndeti, the main complainant , had moved to the Court of Appeal after the High Court had upheld the victory few months ago.
The Court Of Appeal has done Justice to the People Of Machakos … Alfred Mutua is a charlatan & false prophet who specializes in building Potemkin Villages … Like all False Prophets, he preyed on the poverty of his people. Now is the time for Wavinya Ndeti to be the Governor.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) June 8, 2018
The court does not believe in Alfred Mutua's Maendeleo Chap Chap. Back to the ground as court nullifies his win…
— Peter Oduor (@RealPitaOduor) June 8, 2018
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi (@ahmednasirlaw) June 8, 2018
Alfred Mutua out! Yaliondwele sipite. I believe even after the handshake, justice must prevail pic.twitter.com/wBWYWjDLGs
— Paulo Mtangazaji (@PauloMtangazaji) June 8, 2018