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Lady Justice Hedwig to handle petition challenging the re-election of Duale


The petition filed by Former National Assembly Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim, to nullify the re-election of Garissa Township MP and also the Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale, will be heard by Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’udi at Milimani law courts.

Justice Hedwig Ong’undi Imbosa has served as the head of the anti-corruption and economic crimes division of the High Court.

Farah has claimed the re-election of Duale was flawed, the former legislator has on early September filed a petition challenging Duale re-election.

He wants the court to order the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to avail all voting material including voter registers, counterfoils used for all polling stations, electronic devices and equipment used during the polls within 48 hours.

A number of other petitions from Northern region including petitions challenging the election of Wajir and Mandera governors will be heard at Milimani law courts in Nairobi.

The chief justice David Maraga has directed more than 50 other judges to handle 150 election petitions involving governors, senators and MPs, Some judges will be forced to handle more than four cases due to the large number of petition cases. Petition challenging the election MCAs will be handled by magistrates.

Election petitions challenging governors, members of the National Assembly , Woman Representatives, Senators and members of the county assembly will be heard and determined within six months from the date of filing, said the Judiciary.

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