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Governor with nine lives, Wambora survives petition again : The Standard



Embu Governor Martin Wambora when he appeared before the Senate Assembly County Public Accounts and Investment Committee (CPAIC) on audit queries at Parliament. [Boniface Okendo/Standard]

Kenya’s highest court has upheld the election of Embu Governor Martin Wambora.

The Supreme Court ruled that the petitioner, Lenny Kivuti failed to provide sufficient evidence hence ruling out the case.
In February, Justice William Musyoka nullified his election on the grounds that it was marred by irregularities which undermined the electoral process. The petition was filed by Lenny Kivuti.
A three-judge bench overturned the nullification and revised the cost of the petition set by the High Court.

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They held the learned judge erred in law, as the minor irregularities did not warrant nullifying the win.
“He dealt with issues that had not been raised before him,” said appellate court’s Justice Fatuma Sichale.
Martin Wambora served as Runyenjes Member of Parliament for two terms before winning the Embu governorship twice.
Wambora would become the first governor to be impeached and the only one to face the jeopardy twice.

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