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89 election petition to be resolved by February 2024

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The Judiciary has until February 28, 2024, to determine August 2022 election petitions.

In an election petition update seen by the Star on Thursday, there are 89 pending cases.

“All appeals are to be resolved before High Court on September 30, 2023, and at the Court of Appeal on Feb 28, 2024,” reads the statement.

At the Court of Appeal, 26 cases were filed and 5 were solved, while at the High Court, 80 were filed and 12 got resolved.

Still in the election petitions update 9 cases have been resolved at the Supreme Court within 14 days, 49 at the High Court within six months, and 164 cases at the Magistracy were resolved in six months.

In September 2022, 128 petitions were filed across the country among them those challenging 12 governors arising from the August 9 polls.

Among the county bosses who faced petitions were Busia Governor Paul Otuoma, Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay) , Joseph Lenku (Kajiado), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), and Dhadho Godhana (Tana River).

Mutula Kilonzo Junior (Makueni) w, Gideon Mungaro (Kilifi), Patrick Ntutu (Narok), Amos Nyaribo (Nyamira), Fatuma Achani (Kwale), and Ahmed Abdullahi (Wajir).

Among the senators whose elections were challenged are Vihiga senator Godfrey Otsotsi and Narok’s Ledama ole Kina.

The election of three woman representatives was also challenged, 27 MPs and 72 MCAs also faced election petitions.

A total of 388 election petitions were filed after the 2017 general election, including one challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta whose win was overturned by the Supreme Court.

-The-Star

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