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Supreme Court upholds Babu Owino election in Embakasi East - 6 months ago, 18 Jan 11:15

Sam Kiplagat

Politician Babu Owino, real name Paul Ongili, reclaimed his Embakasi East MP seat as the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal decision that he was validly elected.

The judgement was ready by justice Isaac Lenaola.

Mr Owino's election was cancelled in March, High Court judge Joseph Sergon ruling that it was marred by violence and systemic irregularities.

The judge noted that the petitioner, Mr Francis Mureithi of Jubilee Party, had proven the entire exercise was marred by violence, intimidation and other electoral malpractices.

At that time, the court ordered Mr Owino to pay the petitioner and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Sh2.5 million each.

Earlier on Friday, lawmakers Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East) and Annie Wanjiku Kibeh (Gatundu North) won the cases against their election in rulings delivered at the top court.

Regarding Mr Bowen, Justice Smokin Wanjala said the appeal did not not raise issues of interpretation.

On Ms Kibeh's ...
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