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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

NICK SALAT HEADS TO SUPRUME COURT IN ELECTION PETITION

BOMET senator loser Nick Salat has accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of interfering with ballot boxes.
Salat, who lost the race to Senator Wilfred Lesan, said the electoral commission has “in irregular manner and without any notice to the concerned parties” interfered with ballot boxes which were under the custody of the Kericho law courts.
He said the ballot boxes were removed from the courts' precincts by people who secretly sneaked in and broke padlocks placed by the parties involved.
In a court papers addressed to the registrar of the Supreme Court and received at the Kericho law courts yesterday, Salat said he was not informed of the circumstances under which ballot boxes were removed and the “motive for doing so”.
The Kanu secretary general has lost an petition at the High cOurt and Court of Appeal. He moved to the Supreme Court for redress.  
At the earlier ruling, Salat was ordered to pay the costs after losing the appeal.
Lesan is demanding Sh78 million in costs from Salat.
Salat alleges Lesan's election was marred with malpractices and bribery.
Presiding judges Smokin Wanjala and Mohamed Ibrahim said the appeal raises serious constitutional issues and is of great public interest.
BOMET senator loser Nick Salat has accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of interfering with ballot boxes.
Salat, who lost the race to Senator Wilfred Lesan, said the electoral commission has “in irregular manner and without any notice to the concerned parties” interfered with ballot boxes which were under the custody of the Kericho law courts.
He said the ballot boxes were removed from the courts' precincts by people who secretly sneaked in and broke padlocks placed by the parties involved.
In a court papers addressed to the registrar of the Supreme Court and received at the Kericho law courts yesterday, Salat said he was not informed of the circumstances under which ballot boxes were removed and the “motive for doing so”.
The Kanu secretary general has lost an petition at the High cOurt and Court of Appeal. He moved to the Supreme Court for redress.
At the earlier ruling, Salat was ordered to pay the costs after losing the appeal.
Lesan is demanding Sh78 million in costs from Salat.
Salat alleges Lesan's election was marred with malpractices and bribery.
Presiding judges Smokin Wanjala and Mohamed Ibrahim said the appeal raises serious constitutional issues and is of great public interest.
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