Kidero, Wanga case kicks off at Homa Bay High Court

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The pre-trial hearing of a case challenging the election of Gladys Wanga as Homa Bay governor began on Friday, October 7, 2022, at Homa Bay High Court.

Ex-Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero had filed the petition at the High Court challenging the results the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) used to declare Wanga as the county governor.

Kidero claimed that his agents were barred from polling stations where his opponents interfered with vote tallying.

"Forms 37A were altered in many polling stations, thus causing a lot of anomalies in the results. We will follow what the law dictates to dispute the gubernatorial results," Kidero said.

Kidero wants the court to scrutinize election materials and order a recount of votes.

The petitioner contested the seat as an independent candidate and emerged second with 154,182 votes behind Gladys Wanga, who garnered 244,559 votes.

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