Martha Karua testifies against Waiguru’s victory

Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua Tuesday took to the witness stand to testify in a case where she challenging the victory of Ann Waiguru as Kirinyaga governor.

Karua claimed the election of Ann Waiguru was marred with massive illegalities and irregularities which undermined the integrity of the entire election process.

The development coming after the court of appeal allowed Karua’s petition to be reinstated overruling the decision by the Kerugoya High Court to dismiss the petition.

The legal battle over the governorship of Kirinyaga County opened at the Kerugoya high court with Karua seeking the court to nullify the election of Ann Waiguru.

In her testimony before Lady Justice Lucy Gitari, Karua claimed that Waiguru’s election was not credible, free or fair due to alleged massive cheating, intimidation and voter bribery and that the results obtained by candidates were not verifiable.

The fresh hearing of the case kicked off following orders of the appellate court to have the matter reinstated on grounds that the high court reached a harsh conclusion by striking out the petition.

However, prayers by Karua to have a new judge hear her petition went futile after Justice Lucy Gitari refused to disqualify herself from hearing the case.

Meanwhile, the high court has extended orders restraining Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited from appointing a new managing director following the sacking of Jadiah Mwarania.

The former director moved to court seeking 82 million shillings for the loss and damages he is bound to suffer following what he claims was premature termination of his contract.

Elsewhere, three members of a gang accused of terrorizing Nairobi residents have been charged with robbery with violence.

Carlos Sande Ambunya Alias Kalonje, Eliud Mbuthia alias Mbush and Catherine Njoki Wanjiru alias Hot were accused of being in possession of stolen goods worth 9.7 million shillings and acquiring ammunition without a valid firearm certificate.

They denied all the charges and were released on cash bail of 800,000 shillings each.

And four employees of Nairobi County Government have been charged with obtaining more than 1.4 million shillings falsely pretending to be in a position to assist Eastleigh Bar Owners Association to obtain liquor license from liquor licensing board of the county government.

John Monyoncho, Salim Odhiambo Rakula, Anthony Kirubi Njoroge and Francis Kilonzo Nzuki pleaded not guilty to nine counts and were released on a cash bail of 30,000 shillings each.

Finally, the Malindi high court has begun hearing the murder case of Nairobi business man Jimmy Baburum who was allegedly killed while on a family vacation in a suspected love triangle at Medina Palm Resort in Watamu on July 26 2015.

According to prosecution 18 witnesses have been lined up to testify against the wife Amina Shiraz who is accused of conspiring with her American lover Jacob Schmalze to kill her husband.


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