BY SAM ALFAN.
Starehe MP Charles Kanyi Njagua wars pile with his rival now being allowed to file more evidence.
Steve Mbogo has been allowed to file additional material evidence in a suit he seeks to unseat Jaguar.
ODM’s Mbogo claims he has amassed enough 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.
He also wants to be allowed to access 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.
“This will ensure that the matter is not halted as documents tend to disappear during elections,” justice Ochieng cautioned.
Mr Mbogo filed an election petition challenging the election of Starehe Member of Parliament Njagua Kanyi.
The flamboyant businessman claims that the election was not administered in an impartial, neutral efficient and accurate manner in numerous circumstances.
He further claims that the returning officer selectively manipulated and deliberately distorted votes cast in favor of Jaguar.
The businessman says he has evidence that there were systematic interference and manipulation of the results by the Returning Officer.
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 favor.
The election to the starehe National Assembly was not administered in an impartial, neutral and accurate manner.
He alleges that IEBC selectively manipulated the votes cast and counted in favor of Jaguar.
Mbogo claims that in a substantial and significant number of instances IEBC grossly inflated the national assembly votes cast in all six wards of Starehe constituency in favor of Jaguar.
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 favor of the third respondent thereby affecting the final results.
Through his lawyer, 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.