Embakasi South Election Nullified after appeal by ODM's Irshad Sumra, Fresh Election to be Conducted-Kenyalivenews.com
Former Embakasi South MP Irshad Sumra at the Milimani law court to file petition challenging the election of Julius Mawathe of Wiper party,

Embakasi South Election has been nullified by Court of appeal after former MP Irshad Sumra moved to challenge high court ruling upholding the August 8th election.

Nairobi  High Court had upheld the election of Julius Musili Mawathe of Wiper Party as Embakasi South MP.

Justice Grace Nzioka of the high court had  dismissed the  case saying  the petitioner, former MP Ishrad Sumra failed provide sufficient evidence.

The Judge had  faulted Sumra for failing to include the returning officer in the petition, who would have shed light on the alleged violence.

Justice Nzioka had ruled that Mawathe was validly  elected and ordered ODM’s Sumra to pay Costs of 3million. 2m to be paid to Mawathe and 1m to IEBC.

However, the court of appeal suspended the high court ruling noting lack of transparency in the tallying and declaration of results as had been petitioned by Sumra.

The court of appeal has ordered IEBC to conduct fresh election in the Constituency.