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Cyprian Awiti loses Homa Bay governor seat

The High Court has quashed the August 8 election victory of Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti.

Judge Joseph Karanja, sitting in Homa Bay, on Tuesday found the the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) did not conduct a free and fair election.

The case had been filed by Mr Awiti’s challenger and independent candidate Oyugi Magwanga.

Mr Magwanga, who cited massive irregularities in the poll in the petition, provided enough evidence evidence, accodring to Justice Karanja.

The court order IEBC to conduct a repeat election that meets the threshold set in the Constitution and election laws.

Mr Awiti becomes the second governor to lose his after Wajir’s Ahmed Mohammed Abdi Mahamud, whose election was nullified following a successful petition on January 12.

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