By MN Reporter
West Kanyamkago MCA Peter Mijungu was duly elected on August 9, the Migori High court on Wednesday said in a petition judgment.
Chief Magistrate Dickson Onyango said the ward election was “conducted largely in accordance with the constitution and relevant electoral laws.”
But in the judgment, the court said it despite cases of irregularities, violence and electoral offences filed by the petitioner, the results were still valid.
Onyango in the judgment said that the petitioner’s allegations were “not been proved, the irregularities and errors were not of the kind that would impeach,” the elections
The petitioner was also ordered to pay Mijungu a sum not exceeding Sh700,000, and both the IEBC and Uriri returning officer Sh700,000 which will be subject to taxation.
Omondi can appeal the court’s decision.
Speaking outside the court, Mijungu thanked the court for the decision and voters from West Kanyamkago who stood by him despite being locked out of the ODM primaries which he said he won.
The two had a 484 win margin between them.