Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and his deputy Ahmed Muhumed Abdi in Wajir.
This dismissal comes in response to a petition filed by Dr. Hassan Mohamed Adam challenging the election results.
The Supreme Court’s decision aligns with a previous judgment by the Court of Appeal, which had rejected a similar petition, citing a violation of the Court of Appeal (Election Petition) Rules, 2017.
The ruling by Supreme Court judges, including Martha Koome and Philemona Mwilu, upholds the Court of Appeal’s decision, asserting that there are no justifiable reasons to interfere with it.
This brings an end to a legal battle that followed Governor Abdullahi’s election victory earlier this year, reaffirming his position as Wajir’s Governor.
Dr. Adam had alleged various irregularities in the election process, including voter intimidation, discrepancies in statutory forms, and improper counting of results.
However, both Governor Abdullahi and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had consistently denied these allegations, emphasizing the compliance with electoral laws and the use of an advanced electoral management system.
Despite Dr. Adam’s appeal to the Supreme Court, the ruling confirmed the legitimacy of Governor Abdullahi’s election, marking a significant conclusion to the legal dispute surrounding this gubernatorial election.