Thursday August 15, 2019 - Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Mumbi, has disclosed how she and her husband lawyer, Kamotho Waiganjo, beat an election petition filed by former Justice Minister Martha Karua challenging her election.
Speaking when she appeared on KTN's Pointblank that is hosted by Tony Gachoka, Waiguru noted that her husband and a team of lawyers beat Karua on a technicality as she filed the case when it was already late.
"This is really what fascinates me about Martha, her being a lawyer, I'm not a lawyer.”
“There was a time limit that was set in law and they (Karua's team) were time-barred," Mumbi.
The high court judge then dismissed the case since time had lapsed but Karua successfully appealed and the court battle was back on.
"She was fully heard and the determination was the same.”
“She did not prove that there was malpractice and therefore the case was thrown out.”
"She went to appeal.”
“During the appeal, and this is the thing she keeps talking about, which I think misleads Kenyans.”
“She says that the Court of Appeal [sic] ruled on the technicality but it didn't.”
"It ruled on the basis of the evidence she provided to show that there had been election malpractice," the County boss explained.
The appellate court also ruled that the case should have been filed within the time set, the same thing the high court had noted.
Their court battle then dragged on to the Supreme Court, which failed to overturn the ruling by the Court of Appeal.
The Kenyan DAILY POST