Two challenging election of Governor Sonko want access to electronic and bio-metric appliances used

Mathare North Mp Anthony Oluoch(middle) and the two petitioners Japheth Moroko and Zacheus Okoth Oliech outside Milimani law court. Photo/Susan Kamau.

Two voters challenging the election of Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi ‘Sonko’ wants court grant them access to Electronic devices and all bio-metric electronic appliances used at each polling stations in Nairobi.

Japheth Moroko and Zacheus Okoth Oliech also wants the court to order IEBC to give access to all the parties for purposes of scrutiny and supply to the court and to all parties original Form 37A and Forms 37c used to generate the final tally of the National gubernatorial elections.

The two are also seeking an order that KIEMS kits used in the Nairobi Gubernatorial elections on August 8th this year be preserved and the same not to be used in the impending elections to be conducted during the fresh presidential election slated for 17th October 2017.

The duo claim that they are dissatisfied with the conduct of IEBC during the Nairobi Gubernatorial elections held on 8thof August and the process leading towards the declaration of the said results hence I filed he instant petition.

Through lawyer Anthony Oluoch, the applicants claim that they have filed the application seeking orders for scrutiny of votes cast to enable the court arrive at a fair determination of the petition.

The petitioners say that they have received additional evidence which was not in their knowledge at the time of institution of the petition.

High court judge Mbogholi Msagha was gazetted to hear and determine the election petition.

While addressing journalists outside Milimani Law courts where the petition was filed, lawyer Oluoch said that his life is in danger as he has been receiving threats from unknown people who even raided his office.

Oluoch alleged that the people after him could be Governor Sonko’s people.

He added that he has received calls from certain Members of the National Assembly from both NASA and Jubilee party telling to drop the petition.