Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko says that he was validly elected as the County Boss.
The governor has denied allegations that there were unregistered people who cast their votes during the August 8th election gubernatorial election adding that there is no basis for an order of scrutiny of the ballot boxes and materials including KIEMS kit.
Through his lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui, the governor says that the Nairobi gubernatorial election process on August 8th 2017 was carried out within the law, neither were there irregularities or illegalities that would render the process a sham as alleged by the petitioner.
He also trashed the petition saying the people of Nairobi spoke on August 8 and their decision must be respected.
“The votes in the said gubernatorial election for Nairobi County were counted at the respective polling stations in the presence of all candidates Agents who were present, “argues Sonko.
He has further deny claims that his agents not manipulated or interfered with the said elections.
In his replying affidavit Sonko argues that there were no irregularities and illegalities in the counting and tallying of votes.
“The forms 37A from the polling station were properly received by the returning officer in accordance with the law, “reads the affidavit.
Sonko has listed down six issues that he wants the court to determine in the election petition against him among them whether the petitioner in the case –a voter Japheth Muroko has laid sufficient basis for scrutiny of the said election.
In the petition Japheth Muroko claims that the elections were done contrary to the provisions of the constitution.
He claims that the agents of the former governor and his party were either completely denied from accessing stations or they were given limited access to specific stations which allowed massive irregularities costing the former governor his seat.
Former Nairobi County governor Evans Kidero made an application to court intending to be enjoined as an interested party to the petition.
Kidero argues if enjoined in the suit, he will present additional concrete evidence to of the expansive unprecedented electoral malpractices and irregularities concerning the Nairobi County Gubernatorial election.
Mr Sonko asked the court to dismiss the election petition challenging his election.