It was a joyous day for Garissa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale after High court upheld his win in the August 8th General Elections.
While delivering the judgment, Justice Hedwig Ong’udi said there were no irregularities proven to annul the election.
Farah Maalim wanted Duale’s win nullified on grounds that the election was not conducted in accordance with the law.
He alleged there was bribery, violence, intimidation, threats, vote stuffing among others.
On the issue of bribery, the judge said no evidence was adduced before court to show any bribery at the polling stations.
Justice Ong’udi said an agent had testified that he saw a man being chased away by a jubilee agent from the polling station. He also said that he saw a group of about 40 voters attack Maalim.
However, she ruled no evidence was proded to show such a complaint was made at any police station.
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Maalim suffered another blow after the court ordered him to pay Sh 6 million as costs.
While defending his win, the leader of majority said the votes he got against his rival were far more than what he garnered in 2013, which he attributed to his development record.
Duale garnered 22,587 votes against former Deputy Speaker Maalim who got 14,897.
While addressing the media after the judgment, majority leader said the people of Carissa Township believe in the rule of law and the rule of law had been confirmed.