IEBC ordered to conduct new parliamentary poll in Ugenya

Wednesday March 18 2020

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the electoral agency to conduct fresh MP election in Ugenya Constituency after it upheld decision to nullify Christopher Karan win.

In August, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision to nullify Mr Karan’s election, citing electoral malpractices.

Justice Hannah Okwengu pointed out that the irregularities subverted the will of the voters.

Just like at the High Court, Justice Okwengu indicated that the MP for Ugenya, Siaya County, and the Orange Democratic Movement fraternity engaged in a smear campaign against his predecessor, Mr David Ochieng, and the Movement for Democracy and Growth party.

Mr Karan then moved to the Supreme Court.