Ngirici petitions against Waiguru’s win

Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat petitioner Wangui  Ngirici at a past function within the county . She has gone to court seeking to have Governor Anne Waiguru\s win   annulled over  alleged massive fraud , bribery and forgery  among others during the August 9 general elections .

Outgoing Kirinyaga  Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici has petitioned against  the  gubernatorial win of Anne Waiguru seeking to have it nullified .

The petition number EOO1/22, was filed yesterday at the Kerugoya High Court through a Nairobi based law firm .

Waiguru garnered 113,088 votes during  the crowded  election  and was  defending her  seat  in order to  go for a second  term.

Ngirici who came  second (105,677 votes)during the August 8 gubernatorial elections  has listed various grounds in support of her petition with the IEBC being the first respondent .

The petitioner has sued  jointly with her running mate Eliud Wanjau  while Waiguru and her running mate Wachira Githanda are named as the second and third respondents.

Other grounds cited by the petitioner include alleged opaqueness in the transmission of  the Form 37 A , fraud electoral process , voter  bribery ,lack of transparency in the entire process, high voter turnout in Gichugu  and alleged forgery of petitioners agent signatures .

The petition was  filled 26 days after the general elections while Waiguru is  to face the same dilemma she was subjected to in 2017 by Martha Karua who  claimed her (karua’s) victory was stolen   by the governor .

Karua’s petition was however dismissed by the then Kerugoya Judge Lucy Gitari for lack of evidence and  witnesses who were not able to prove their evidenced.

The petitioner   quit UDA after Waiguru crossed over from Jubilee to Ruto’s party over what she termed as unfair treatment within the party.

Others who were in the race  include Peter Njuguna of Safina, who got 10,166 votes. Silvanus Ndau, KADU Asili, 532, Mureithi Kagai NARC Kenya, 1751 , Joseph Ndathi of The Service Party polled 3837 , while Peter Ireri (ANC) garnered 2132 votes.

 Jane Gitonga  who was the IEBCs  Kirinyaga County  returning officer declared  Waiguru as the winner of the August 8 general elections  and handed over the certificate  Waiguru .

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