Steve Mbogo files petition challenging election of ‘Jaguar’ as Starehe MP

From L-R, lawyer Anthony Oluoch, Politician Steve Mbogo and his wife Sabrina Jamal outsie Milimani Law Courts after filing the petition against Jaguar's win. Photo by Susan Kamau

Starehe constituency parliamentary seat loser Steve Mbogo has moved to court seeking to nullify the election of Charles Njagua Kanyi famously known as ‘Jaguar’ the MP elect.

The businessman alleges that the parliamentary election in Starehe Constituency was marred by massive irregularities.

In the petition filed at Milimani law courts, Mbogo claims that the IEBC selectively manipulated, engineered and distorted the votes cast and counted particularly in favour of the third respondent thereby affecting the final results tallied.

He further claims that in a substantial number of instances, the IEBC grossly inflated the National Assembly votes cast in all six wards of Starehe Constituency in favour of the third respondent thereby affecting the final results.

Through lawyer Anthony Oluoch, the politician claims that several forms 35 A’s were not signed adding that the parliamentary election was not conducted in accordance with the Constitution and Election laws.

Mbogo added that he has evidence that there was systematic interference and manipulation of the results by the Returning Officer causing the systemic manipulation and distortion of the results rendered impossible to determine who actually won the parliamentary seat.