Mombasa voter moves to court to challenge election of Ashuu as County Women Mp

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Asha Hussein (Ashuu)receiving her IEBC certificate from the County returning officer Nancy Wanjiku after she was declared the winner in the last elections.

Mombasa Women representative Asha Hussein, popularly known as Ashuu is facing an election petition filed by a voter Saad Yusuf Saad at the Mombasa law court.

According to Saad the results  announced and published by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission [IEBC] and county returning officer Nancy Wanjiku Kariuki are at variance with what was announced at the polling stations.

Saad who hails from Kisauni constituency seeks orders to preserve the electoral materials used to conduct the just concluded general elections.

He said it is only prudent that the court admit his petition for hearing for the interest of justice.

Saad through his counsel Mwaniki Gitahi said he has filed the petition to seek the nullification of Ashuu’s election to succeed Mishi Mboko as the Mombasa women representative.

He said it was likely the IEBC and Nancy Wanjiku Kariuki tampered with the electoral material.

“Let the court preserve the electoral materials to be used during the petition against the election winner,” he said.

The voter wants the court to certify his application as urgent with the dispensation of the same at the first instance.

Saad wants the court to direct the duo to allow him to install seals on all ballot boxes and fix them with locking gadgets and be placed in a court strong room.

“Let the court issue further orders directing both the IEBC and the county returning officer to secure the Kenya integrated electoral management kits used from all polling stations and tallying centers for Mombasa women representatives race pending the hearing and determination of his application,” he said.

The voter also asked the court to preserve all written statements made by all presiding officers and copies of results for each polling station.

Saad asked the court to order the preservation of all spoilt and valid ballot papers and those rejected.

“I’m aggrieved by the manner in which the elections were conducted and how the results were tallied and announced,” he pointed out.

Saad said the just concluded election was marred with major irregularities which only a forensic audit of the electoral kits and materials can expose and remedial measures taken.

 

 

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