Petition against Nakuru Law maker to be determined on Thursday

Residents of Nakuru Town West will on Thursday 22nd know their fate in a petition filed to challenge the election of Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Otara Arama.

After the ruling was postponed on 15th of February, the petition is now set to be determined tomorrow by High court Judge Grace Mumbi Ngugi.

Arama has denied, at the Nakuru High Court, allegations of voter bribery and electricity outage during the August 8 election.

Testifying before Justice Mumbi Ngugi, Arama said he won fairly and did not bribe voters nor switch off electricity at the constituency tallying centre as alleged by ODM aspirant Dr.Isoke Ochoki.

The Nakuru legislator also told the court the allegations that he and Nakuru West sub county administrator gave voters money in the August 8 morning “are lies generated by the loser”.

Ochoki filed a petition at the High Court, challenging the election of Arama.

In his application, he says the electoral process was marred with irregularities and inconsistencies in favor of Arama.

He wants the court to order scrutiny and recount of votes cast in Nakuru Town West.

Ochoki also wants the court to declare him the winner if he is found to have garnered more votes.

Arama garnered 29,682 votes against Ochoki’s 25,071.

Arama is a ruling Jubilee Party lawmaker while Dr Ochoki vied on an ODM ticket.

 

 

 

PHOTO/Nakuru Famous:Nakuru Town West Legislator Samuel Arama.Petition challenging his election will be determined on Thursday.

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