Court Sets Date of Final Ruling in Petition Against Anyang’ Nyong’o

The Kisumu High Court has set the date when it will deliver the final ruling in a petition challenging the election of Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o.

In a notice on Friday, the court announced that the judgement will be delivered on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

The court further added that the ruling pitting former Governor Jack Ranguma against the IEBC and Nyong’o will be delivered at 9 am.

[caption caption="Notice of Judgement by Kisumu High Court"][/caption]

Ranguma, who is the petitioner, has also cited the county Retuning Officer and Kisumu County as respondents.

Following the August 8 General Election, the former Governor moved to the High Court claiming that Nyong’o's election was not free and fair.

He accused the electoral body of mismanaging the election in the county, therefore, asked the court to declare that the announcement of Prof. Nyong'o as the gubernatorial winner null and void.

At some point, he claimed that the incumbent county boss connived with the IEBC adding that the former Kisumu Senator benefited from an arrangement to deny him (Ranguma) the chance to retain his seat.

He alleged that IEBC refused to allow his agents to inspect ballot papers and that the Commission's officials were able to access the servers, edit results and make the declaration in favour of Prof Nyong’o.

During the case being presided over by Justice David Majanja, Ranguma also applied for a scrutiny and recount of the votes.

However, the plea was turned down with Justice Majanja ruling that the request was broad, vague and could not form the basis of a scrutiny order.

[caption caption="Jack Ranguma being cross-examined by lawyer James Orengo"][/caption]