Day of the rebels as MP Bowen wins case - 7 months ago, 13 July 00:10

By: Joan Letting

Marakwet East MP Kangogo Bowen retained his seat yesterday after the Court of Appeal in Eldoret overturned an earlier decision nullifying his election victory.

Justices Erastus Githinji, Hannah Okwengu and Jamila Mohammed ruled that the petitioners had failed to give enough evidence to prove their claims that the August 8 poll was flawed.

The judges agreed with the lawmaker's contention that the judge erred both in fact and law in nullifying his election and concluded that the irregularities claimed did not affect the votes.

"The respondent (Sammy Kemboi) could not prove that the election was marred with irregularities. The judgement of the election court cannot stand and therefore this appeal is allowed," the court ruled.

Mr Bowen's election was nullified by Justice George Kimondo at the High Court in Eldoret on grounds that there were massive irregularities and breach of electoral laws.

“I'm grateful to everyone who stood by me. The case ...
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