12 petitions filed in Turkana county
A total of 12 petitions have been filed in court from Turkana County by various politicians who claim they were denied their victory in the August 7 general election.
The petitions involve gubernatorial, woman representative, members of the National Assembly and a host of members of county assembly seats.
Former Turkana Senator John Munyes has filed his petition in the high court challenging the results that declared Josphat Nanok as the governor.
Munyes claims the elections were shambolic and were not conducted in accordance with the law.
“There were massive levels of unpreparedness by IEBC across most polling stations as election materials arrived late and polling closed early in jubilee party strongholds such as Turkana north, Turkana east, and Turkana west,” said Munyes.
Women representative candidate on ODM party ticket Pauline Lokuruka has also challenged the election of Joyce Emanikor of jubilee party.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced that Emanikor got 53,731 votes to emerge the winner. Lokuruka got 49,433 votes.
Four out of the six constituency elections results in the county have also been challenged in court.
Among those whose victory has been contested include Turkana south Mp James Lomenen, Turkana west Mp Daniel Epuyo, Turkana North Mp Christopher Nakuleu all of jubilee party and Turkana East Mp Ali Lokiru Mohammed of ODM.
The election of six MCA’s has also been challenged in Lodwar court.
They include five petitions against jubilee party MCAs and one ODM MCA.
The county assembly has 30 elected MCAs among them fourteen who were elected under jubilee party, thirteen under NASA and three independent candidates.