IEBC SEEKS TO DISMISS A PETITION CHALLENGING THE ELECTION OF NAIROBI GOVERNOR MIKE SONKO

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The case in which the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is seeking to strike out a petition challenging the election of Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko is due for hearing tomorrow at the Milimani Law Courts.

Through its lawyer Nani Mungai of MMC Africa Law, IEBC is urging presiding Judge Msagha Mbogholi to strike out the petition terming it fatally defective since it failed to include Mr Sonko’s Deputy Polycarp Igathe.

IEBC has argued that Mr Sonko’s election cannot be separated from that of his deputy.

IEBC is protesting at the petitioners’ subtle trampling on the Deputy Governor’s right to be heard in the petition.

Should Justice Mbogholi concur with him and dismiss the petition, IEBC wants the respondents ordered to pay the costs of the petition.

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