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Court permits examination of gubernatorial polls materials

A court has ordered the examination of electoral materials used at 150 polling stations in Wajir County to ascertain the legality of Governor Mohamed Abdi Muhamud’s win.

Justice Alfred Mabeya permitted an appeal by the petitioner, Mr Ahmed Abdullahi, who is the former governor, to have all the supplies used during the August 8 elections for the county inspected.“I hereby permit the inspection of all the balloting materials used in the Wajir County governor’s election,” Justice Mabeya ruled.

He said lawyers Omwanza Ombati and David Jesse for Mr. Abdullahi had laid a solid foundation asking the court to inspect all the materials used during the poll. Mr. Ombati said there was no voting in the majority parts of the county.

“There was obvious breach of election rules by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials carrying out the poll in the northern frontier county,” Mr Ombati told the judge.

The judge heard that a deputy returning officer from Wajir East constituency departed with three Kenya Integrated Election Management System kits that were used to post fake election results.

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