Farah Maalim files petition seeking to nullify re-election of Duale

Farah Maalim outside Milimani Law Courts where he filed the petition to nullify Aden Duale's re-election. Photo by Susan Kamau

Farah Maalim has moved to court seeking to nullify the re-election of majority leader Aden Duale as Garissa Township MP.

Maalim is seeking to have IEBC ordered to conduct fresh parliamentary election for Garissa Township saying that Majority leader was not validly elected.

In the petition filed at Milimani High Court Maalim says that there was massive irregularities in the August 8th elections.

He is also seeking permission to copy the specific GPRS location of each KIEMS Kit and their co-ordinates used for the Garissa Constituency for the period between and including August 5th to 11th 2017.


Maalim wants court to direct that the respondents in the case, IEBC, Garissa Township Returning Officer, Aden Duale and County commandant Garissa County jointly and several committed election irregularities.


Similarly he wants the court to order IEBC to avail all material including voter registers, counterfoils used for all polling stations and electronic devices and equipment for the Garissa Townships Parliamentary Election within 48 hours.

Maalim claims Duale’s supporters were allowed to vote more than twice and were not marked with indelible ink as they presented their identification thereby not being keyed into kits as having voted thus voted severally.

He says claims that there was deliberate prolonged delay in areas perceived to be his strongholds on Election Day causing long queues aimed at denying voters their constitutional rights.

The petitioner says that he shall show that there were numerous election offences committed contrary to the provisions of the Election Offences Act.

Maalim further notes that he will demonstrate that IEBC abandoned its constitutional duty to conduct elections in accordance with the constitutional principles of the electoral system including the principle of free and fair.