Election petition loss only adds to Awiti’s headaches - 7 months ago, 20 July 06:44
Cyprian Awiti’s political career as Governor of Homa Bay may have been ended on Thursday after the Court of Appeal upheld the nullification of his election.
Either that or the appellate court was only offering the governor (right) a chance to prove he had nine political lives and survive another debacle.
In about two hours, Justice Fatuma Sichale issued a blow-by-blow account of events starting August 8, 2017. In the end, she declared judges Philip Waki, Fatuma Sichale and Otieno Odek had confirmed and upheld the High Court’s decision to nullify Mr Awiti’s election victory.
So what does it mean? Mr Awiti’s electoral case has been one of the many battles he was fighting.
Requiring bed rest after undergoing a minor surgery on his eye, the governor was not in the courtroom when the judges read the verdict. His legal team, led by Siaya Senator James Orengo, ...
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