Court of Appeal Dismisses Ranguma's petition challenging Governor Nyong'
Governor Anyang Nyong'o Left, Former Governor Jack Ranguma Right

The court of appeal sitting in Kisumu  has upheld election  Anyang’ Nyong’o’s Kisumu governor in the last general election.

The court  threw out an appeal filed by Prof Nyong’o’s predecessor Jack Ranguma for lack of merit.

Justice Phillip Waki  said the trial judge, Justice David Majanja, did not err in declaring Prof Nyong’o the winner of the August 8, 2017 poll following a petition by Ranguma.

The court concluded that the election was held in accordance with the constitution an election laws.

Justice Waki said the discrepancies alleged by former Governor Ranguma  in the Kisumu governorship election could not alter the final results of the election.

“It is not in dispute that the third respondent (Nyong’o) was declared winner before all the results were counted and collated but even assuming Ranguma was awarded all the 3,500 votes from the five polling stations, this would not alter the majority will of the Kisumu people which was 115, 164 votes garnered by Prof Nyong’o,” said Justice Phillip Waki.

It’s not clear whether Jack Ranguma will move to the Supreme Court to challenge the decision of the Court of appeal to validate election of Governor Nyong’o.

This is the second time Ranguma’s petition is dismissed.