Handshake does it as Court of Appeal Upholds Babu Owino’s election

The court of appeal has upheld the election of Babu Owino after the High court had nullified his win. Justice Warsame delivered the ruling to the jubilation of the leaders supporters.

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino who had appealed against the decision of the court to nullify his election that was filed by his Jubilee competitor Francis Mureithi.

Owino’s election as MP was nullified in March in a ruling made by Justice Joseph Sergon.

His lawyers James Orengo and Jackson Awele, during the hearing, argued that Justice Sergon disregarded the evidence which Owino presented in Court in his defence.

Owino further told the court that the irregularities cited were not substantial to affect the election result.

“I urge the court to uphold my election and reinstate me as the MP because even a scrutiny and recount of votes cast in the August 8 General elections did not change the results,” Owino insisted the court.

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