Court orders vote recount in 400 polling stations in Homa Bay

Court orders vote recount in 400 polling stations in Homa Bay

- in Elections 2017, News, Politics

The High court has ordered a recount of votes cast in about 400 polling centers following the petition challenging the election of Cyprian Awiti as Homa Bay governor.

Justice Joseph Karanja increased the number from the 392 that former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga – the petitioner, sought in his application for scrutiny.

The county’s election was conducted in at least 1,062 polling centres.

Magwanga and his running mate in the August election Joshua Orero have challenged Awiti’s win citing massive irregularities and results manipulation.

He filed an application in the court to seek recount and scrutiny of votes cast at the centers arguing they were the most affected by the electoral malpractices.

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