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Francis Mureithi Says To Appeal Babu Owino’s Embakasi East Win

Embakasi East MP loser Francis Mureithi is likely to appeal the decision upholding Babu Owino’s win in the August 2017 election.

This was after the Court of Appeal ordered him to pay Sh3 million in costs of the case filed by his opponent.

Mureithi told journalists that he is consulting with his lawyers before making the next move after losing the petition.

His lawyers Ham Lagat and Kiragu Kimani said that they will look into the ruling in a bid to cite contradictions made by the judge.

The lawyers said that the judges publicly admitted that there was sufficient evidence of electoral malpractice.

“We are disappointed with the ruling as the judges were in contradiction with the case,” Mureithi said after the Friday verdict.

He argued that the Court of Appeal had acknowledged that the video he presented as evidence should have been accepted.

“These are some of the things are considering to go to the Supreme court,” the politician said.

He added that the court, by its refusal to admit the video evidence, showed that it is abetting electoral violence.

For his part, Owino said the Sh3 million given by the court as damages will go to the Embakasi East bursary kitty.

He extended an olive branch to Mureithi urging him to consider working with him.

“My opponent should move on and respect my tenure. Let him accept to be led,” the ODM legislator said.

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