ORENGO TO LEAD 10 LAWYERS IN CHALLENGING GOVERNOR MUTUA’S WIN
Siaya Senator James Orengo is among a team of 10 lawyers that will argue a petition challenging Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua’s victory in the August 8 polls.
The team also comprises Rarieda MP Otiende Amolo, who, together with Mr Orengo, successfully argued the case challenging the outcome of the Presidential election at the Supreme Court.
They will represent the petitioner – Wiper Party gubernatorial candidate Wavinya Ndeti in the case.
On Tuesday, Ms Ndeti, who was flanked by lawyer Danson Maanzo, filed her petition – of more than 10,000 pages at the Machakos law courts shortly after 6pm.
NULLIFIED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
And as the process went on, hundreds of supporters sang and danced outside the court room as a contingent of law enforcement officers kept watch from a distance.
Ms Ndeti insisted that she won the gubernatorial contest while expressing optimism that the courts will vindicate her.
She said just like the Supreme Court had nullified the Presidential election, she expected the same to apply in her case.
Mr Maanzo said they would be seeking a nullification of the election, which was marred by irregularities.
“We are seeking several orders so that the election can be nullified. We cannot have peace without justice and so we have come to court to seek justice, “said Mr Maanzo.