Munyes files petition to overturn Governor Nanok’s win

Wednesday September 6 2017

Former Senator John Munyes (left) and Turkana

Former Senator John Munyes (left) and Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok at a past event. Mr Munyes has filed a petition to challenge Mr Nanok's win in the August 8 elections. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By PETER WARUTUMO
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Former senator John Munyes on Tuesday filed a petition at the Lodwar High Court to challenge the re-election of Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok.

Mr Munyes alleged elections in Turkana were shambolic and characterised by violence, voter bribery, corruption, use of force, intimidation and that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) supported his rival to win the election.

POLLING STATIONS

Mr Munyes said elections in the county started a day after the official date with materials arrived at a polling station in the afternoon and people allowed to vote a day later.

He said so many voters were turned away from some polling stations and therefore denied their democratic right to elect leaders of their choice.

Referring on the Supreme Court verdict which nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta re-election, Mr Munyes said IEBC is to blame for being unable to conduct a free, fair and credible election.

He has sued Mr Nanok, IEBC and County Returning Officer George Oyugi.

“We have a very strong and a water tight case with tangible evidence and I know as Jubilee Party we will win because we believe in the rule of law and in God,” he said after filing petition.