Kinangop MP Kwenya Thuku relieved after election case dismissed.

Kinangop Member of Parliament (MP) Kwenya Thuku can now a breathe sigh of relief after the Nyahururu Law courts on Friday threw out a petition challenging his win at the August 2022 polls.

Nyahururu High Court Judge James Wakiaga dismissed the petitioned filed by Thuku’s rival Amos Chege Njoroge on grounds that there was insufficient evidence to substantiate rigging and voter bribery claims lodged against the legislator.

Witnesses brought to testify before the court could also not corroborate the claims, according to Justice Wakiaga.

In his decision, the judge mandated that Njoroge pay Ksh.500,000 to Thuku, the second respondent in the case, and a further Ksh.2 million to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the first respondent.

Thuku, who won the election on a Jubilee Party ticket in the August voting, received 39,338 votes to UDA’s Njoroge’s 34,842 votes, making him the victor of the race.

Speaking after the decision, Thuku praised the Laikipia County judicial system and added that he can now concentrate on helping the Kinangop community because the case’s processes have stalled the implementation of his agenda.

He also made it clear that he was prepared to collaborate with the Kenya Kwanza government.

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