The judgment for the petition case against Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o will be made in January 3rd 2018. This is according to a notice dated 29th December 2017.
“Take notice that the judgemnt in the Kisumu high court election petition of Jack Ranguma verses IEBC, County returing officer and Peter Anyang Nyongo shall be delivered on Wednesday January 3 2018,”the notice stated.
Kisumu High Court Judge David Majanja had earlier said the court will give a notice of judgment for the case before January 30.
He stated that the court will rely on the submissions already laid before it to arrive at its final determination of the case.
The former county boss Ranguma had filed a petition before the court challenging Nyong’o election victory.
Several witnesses from both the petitioner’s, Governor Nyong’o’s and IEBC’s side had testified in the case.
Earlier last month, the court dismissed Ranguma’s application seeking an order for scrutiny and recount of votes.
In his petition, Ranguma wants the court to overturn Nyong’o’s victory on grounds that the August elections for Kisumu gubernatorial seat were not conducted within the confines of the Constitution.
The former governor told the court that the election was marred by massive malpractices and irregularities.
However, Governor Nyong’o through his lawyers James Orengo and Antony Oluoch, has maintained that the election that saw him win the seat was carried out in accordance within the constitution.