Supreme Court validates Babu Owino’s win
The Supreme Court of Kenya has upheld the election of Embakasi East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili popularly known as Babu Owino.
Babu’s victory was challenged by Francis Mureithi who contested the Embakasi East parliamentary seat on a Jubilee seat.
The Supreme Court judges on their ruling said that the violence witnessed at the tallying centre could not render the elections a sham.
Mr. Mureithi had initially petitioned the case at the Nairobi High Court where Justice Joseph Kiplagat Sergon, nullified the election over widespread irregularities. Babu appealed at the Court of Appeal where the election were uphold before Mureithi appealed at Supreme Court.
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Babu who is serving his first time in Parliament took to social media to thank the Supreme Court bench for upholding his election.
“I am deeply humbled by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kenya that has today upheld my election as Member of Parliament for Embakasi East, “he posted.
The former SONU boss also urged his competitor Mr. Mureithi to support him in developing Embakasi East constituency.
“Now that the matter has been resolved, in the spirit of building bridges, I welcome my brother Francis Mureithi to join hands with me to deliver for the people of Embakasi East. I acknowledge that he had his supporters and I want to serve everybody not just those who voted for me.” He added.