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Status quo for Bukhayo North/Walatsi as MCA win is upheld

It is status quo for  Bukhayo North/Walatsi after a Busia Court upheld  the election of Gardy Obara Jakaa as the  area Member of the County Assembly.

Giving his last Judgment before proceeding  for transfer to Maua in Meru County, Chief Magistrate  George  Wakahiu ordered the petitioner Philip Okaronon Yaite to pay each of the respondents  Sh150,000 in costs.

In his 20 minutes ruling  the Magistrate found no grounds to overturn the results of the election, adding that the results of the recount and scrutiny of votes  had no significant change to warrant the nullification of the results.

In the August 8 elections Yaite emerged third with 1610 votes.  Nyongesa Ekasiba was second with 1691 votes while Jakaa top scored with 1901 votes to retain the seat on an Independent ticket.

Yaite conceded defeat   saying he has accepted the court  ruling. ” To slip is not  to fall. I will give another shot in 2022. Meanwhile, I am  giving my opponent a chance to  discharge  his duties for the  benefit of the people of  Bukhayo North/Walatsi,” he said.

On his part, Jakaa  thanked the Court, God, his colleagues at the assembly, voters, his dad and mum and loving wife  for  his election victory, adding that  it’s now time  to discharge his duties  to change the status of the ward.

” I  have forgiven the petitioner for he didn’t know  what he was doing. I urge him to forget politics and  join hands to change the fortunes of our people. I will also discharge my mandate without fear or favour and to guard the interests of the disadvantaged,” he said.

Bukhayo North/Walatsi  Ward manager  Felix Wanga said  students from the ward will now enjoy bursaries after an hectic court process.

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