The High Court will this morning rule on a petition filed against Mandera Governor Ali Roba.
In the petition, Mr Hassan Noor Hassan accuses the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of making flawed decisions such that it was impossible to determine whether the results announced were the true and proper reflection of the will of the voters in specific polling stations.
Mr Hassan alleged that the Forms 34A used to enter the results for the governor’s position were altered at the polling stations and fake ones used to tally the results at the county level.
In some instances, he said Forms 34A were not signed by presiding officers while his agents were chased away from some polling stations and were unable to verify the results.
Mr Hassan specifically complained of the entire Mandera North Constituency, arguing that the results were rigged in favour of the incumbent.
Mr Roba, has however dismissed the claims stating that he was validly elected by the people of Mandera.
Incidentally, all election petitions filed challenging results in Mandera County have been dismissed.
Judges have dismissed election petitions against Senator Mohamed Maalim Mohamud and MPs Mohamed Maalim and Bashir Abdullahi of Mandera East and Mandera North, respectively.