Babu Owino files notice of appeal over nullification of election



Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has filed a notice of appeal challenging the nullification of his election.

The embattled MP argues he is dissatisfied with Justice Joseph Sergon’s findings that his election was not free and fair.

Lat week high court nullified the election of Babu Owino as Embakasi East MP.

In a notice of appeal, Owino says he is discontented with the conclusion by Justice Joseph Sergon that Embakasi East parliamentary election was marred by violence and irregularities.

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Owino was ordered to pay 5 million shillings in costs after losing the petition to Jubilee Party’s Francis Mureithi.

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And a case in which Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has sued the University of Nairobi for revoking his law degree will now be heard on March 21.

Justice George Odunga consolidated the matter and directed all parties to appear for a full hearing. In the case Linturi is seeking to overturn the decision by University of Nairobi to deregister and discontinue him as a law student for allegedly presenting fake papers to acquire admission.

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And businessman Kamlish Pattni now wants the high court to quash the report by the seven member tribunal which adversely mentioned and made recommendations for the removal of Justice Joseph Mutava.

Pattni argues that the tribunal which was chaired by Chief Justice David Maraga allowed serious allegations against him without according him an opportunity to defend himself.

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In an application for judicial review, the businessman claims that the tribunal findings injured his reputation and ruined his business opportunities.

Justice Mutava was accused of terminating the 5.8 billion shillings Goldenberg case against businessman Kamlish Pattni.

Justice Chacha Mwita directed the parties to file and serve their written arguments by May 25th.

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