Starehe parliamentary seat contender Steve Mbogo has been allowed to pile more evidence in a suit in which he seeks to unseat Jubilee’s Charles Njagua alias Jaguar on grounds that the latter’s election win was marred by massive irregularities.

Mbogo claims he has evidence that there was systematic interference and manipulation of the results by the Returning Officer.

Justice Frederick Ochieng allowed Mbogo to call in two more witnesses in the case where Mbogo also wants access to the KIEMS kit.

The judge cautioned parties in the case to make an extra copy of their suit documents to avoid mischief that is characteristic of election petitions when documents mysteriously grow legs and disappear at a crucial time when a decision is about to be made.

Massive irregularities

“This will ensure that the matter is not halted as documents tend to disappear during elections,” justice Ochieng cautioned.

Mbogo is seeking nullification of Jaguar’s election claiming that the exercise was marred by massive irregularities.

Through lawyer Anthony Oluoch, the jovial billionaire businessman cum politician claims that several forms 35A were not signed.

Mbogo contends that the parliamentary election was not conducted in accordance with the Constitution and election laws.

Distorted votes

He claims that Starehe parliamentary election was not administered in an “impartial, neutral, efficient and accurate manner.”

In numerous circumstances, Mbogo adds that the Returning Officer selectively manipulated and deliberately distorted votes cast in favour of Jaguar.

As a result, Mbogo contends that “the systemic manipulation and distortion of the results renders it impossible to determine who actually won the parliamentary seat,” he says.

Further, Mbogo has accused Jaguar of intimidating and corrupting voters to vote in his favour.

Confirm compliance

 “The systemic manipulation and distortion of the results renders it impossible to determine who actually won the parliamentary seat,” Mbogo suit papers read.
Mbogo vied on an ODM ticket and believes he won by a landslide vote in the Starehe parliamentary race.
Justice Ochieng also directed the parties to file and serve their submissions by October 13 2017 and set a mention on October 18 2017 to confirm compliance.

Mbogo’s new evidence will show the court 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 MP thereby affecting the final results.