The case was dismissed by the court citing lack of evidence lodged against the MP.

There was dance and jubilation at the Nyahururu Law courts after a petition challenging the election of Kinangop Member of Parliament Kwenya Thuku was quashed.

Kwenya was relieved after the Nyahururu High Court Judge Justice James Wakiaga dismissed the petition filed by Kwenya’s rival Chege Njoroge, who moved to court to challenge his re-election in the 2022 General Election.

The case was dismissed by the court citing lack of evidence lodged against the MP and the court ordered the petitioner to pay Kshs 2.5 million.

In his ruling Justice Wakiaga observed that the evaluation of evidence adduced by the petitioners failed to convince the court that there were massive electoral malpractices among them voter bribery and that evidence by witnesses could not corroborate and hence the petitioned lacked merit.

 While dismissing the election petition, the High Court Judge capped the petitioner to pay IEBC (1’st respondent) Kshs. 500,000, and Kshs. 2 million to the Kwenya Thuku (2’nd respondent).

Kwenya who was elected on a Jubilee Party ticket was declared winner of the August 9’th General election after garnering 39,338 votes against the petitioner, Amos Chege Njoroge of UDA who garnered 34,842 votes.

Speaking outside the court’s precinct, Kwenya praised the Court for making an informed ruling adding that he was now ready to serve the people of Kinangop with diligence.

Though he said the court petition had derailed his agenda for some months, he was ready to now focus on his pre-election pledges to the people of Kinangop.

He at the same time announced that he was ready to work with the Kenya Kwanza government under the leadership of President William Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua.

He said no leader can afford to work alone and without the government and realize meaningful achievements

Residents have praised the court ruling saying it’s now time to deliver services to the electorate.


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