A court hearing the petition challenging the election of Starehe MP Amos Mwago has established massive irregularities in the parliamentary election.
A recount of votes in the Starehe parliamentary election began Monday January 30 amid tight security at Industrial Area in Nairobi.
Officials said the recount of votes detected existence of four ghost polling stations in the parliamentary election held during the 2022 general election.
A report compiled on the exercise will be filed in court to form as exhibit in the case.
The court will then make a decision on the issue.
Instead of 262 polling stations it has been detected that the polling stations were 258, the 26 page report shows.
In their petition, three voters want Mwago’s victory nullified and the returning officer prosecuted.
They also sought a recount.
Justice Martin Muya who is hearing the petition ordered a recount of votes in the constituency.
The recount also found glaring elections malpractice.
In some polling stations ballot boxes were missing while in some sections votes garnered by Mwago were more than the actual figure in the ballot box.
Mwago who ran on the Jubilee party ticket during the August 9, election beat his rival Simon Mbugua of UDA after garnering 50,787 votes.
Mbugua, a former East African Legislative Assembly lawmaker got 35,548 votes.
The results were declared by constituency returning officer Millia Wanjiru in one of the controversial elections in Nairobi.
There had been chaos and delays at the Starehe constituency tallying centre at Jamhuri High School before the results were declared.
That result was challenged in court by three voters who demanded a vote recount, saying the process had been marred by irregularities.
The three petitioners are Stanely Kyalo, Peter Waihenya and Samuel Nduhiu.
They alleged the election was marred by violence during voting and tallying and that the returning officer was forced to announce results that were not fully tallied amid the chaos.
In their petition, the three voters wanted Mwago’s victory nullified and the returning officer prosecuted.