Supreme Court upholds election of Omar Mwinyi as Changamwe MP

Supreme Court upholds election of Omar Mwinyi as Changamwe MP

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the election of Omar Mwinyi as Changamwe MP.

In their ruling, the judges observed that the will of people prevailed in the August 8, 2017 poll.

The ruling comes after a petition by rival Mohamed Abdi Daib of Jubilee had contested his victory alleging fraud on polling day.

GUILTY OF ASSAULT

Last year, Mwinyi was however sentenced to four years in jail after he was found guilty of assaulting two police officers during the ODM party nominations.

He was however also given the option of paying a fine of Ksh.1million.

In the ruling, Mombasa Magistrate Evans Makori said the charges against Mwinyi had been proven beyond reasonable doubt.

The officers who were assaulted had been deployed to to ensure security for the voters and IEBC officials.

It is alleged that rowdy supporters of Mr. Mwinyi stormed the station and injured the officers as they disrupted the nominations.

 

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