Babu Owino loses parliamentary seat: Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has lost his Embakasi east parliamentary seat.
The High Court on Friday found that the August 8, 2017 election that Mr Owino won was marred by widespread errors and malpractices.
The petition was filed by his rival Mr Francis Mureithi, who lost the race and whose main argument was that there were various sets of results contained in the forms.
Through lawyer Ham Lagat, Mr Mureithi said the forms were not legible, making it difficult to determine whether the results in Forms 35A corresponded with those in Form 35B.
Justice Joseph Sergon agreed with Mr Mureithi that it was difficult to know who won the race.
Judge Sergon invalidated his election after finding that he also coerced and intimidated IEBC returning officer.
Babu was also order to pay Sh. 5 million in costs. “You cannot have a petition that makes 100 allegations of irregularities and proves only one, and on this ground, I pray that the petition is dismissed,” Babu’s lawyer Jackson Awele said.
Reacting to the news, Babu Owino said that his victory had been postponed.