Mike Sonko sues IEBC for disqualifying him from Mombasa Governor race

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Mombasa gubernatorial contester Mike Mbuvi Sonko at Milimani Law Courts during the filing of his case at the East African Court of Justice on 18th July 2022. Photo/Sam Alfan.

Mike Mbuvi Sonko who is seeking the Mombasa governor seat has moved to court seeking to quash the decision by IEBC to disqualify him as a candidate

Mike Sonko wants the court to order Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Mombasa County Returning officer Swalha Ibrahim Yusuf and Wiper Democratic Party have violated his rights.

The former Nairobi Governor also wants the High Court in Mombasa to direct the returning officer and Wiper Party to accept his nomination papers.

He further wants the High Court to declare that he is an eligible candidate.

“The decision by the first respondent s not only unreasonable but is based on an erroneous interpretation, application and exposition of facts and the various laws and there is no legal basis thereof,” Sonko said.

According to Sonko, it is in the interest of justice this court intervenes at this juncture to arrest illegality or violation of his fundamental freedom and right, violation of the constitution and the law.

Sonko argues that IEBC went ahead to revoke his nomination even after being notified that there was a case filed before Supreme Court seeking to review the decision upholding his impeachment and another before East African Court of Justice.