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Ngirici to challenge Waiguru’s win in court

Independent candidate Wangui Ngirici stated that she will challenge Anne Waiguru’s victory in the recently concluded Kirinyaga Governor’s contest.

Ngirici said that the gubernatorial elections were marred with irregularities but the will of the people shall prevail.

She made the announcement while speaking at ACK Church in Kerugoya town during a church service on Sunday.

“I am not bitter with anybody, I am only going to follow through and make sure the will of the people will not be subverted. We are going to go on, we will make a petition,” she said.

The outgoing woman representative stated that she has sufficient evidence to prove there was rigging in favor of Waiguru. She urged her supporters not to feel sorry for her but expressed hope that God’s justice will be on her side.

“I want to tell my supporters to keep calm because I know this county supported me and people believe that there is democracy in Kenya, I also believe so. Let’s keep praying…. Don’t call me to say sorry, tell me Christ liveth,” Ngirici said.

Independent candidate Wangui Ngirici addressing congregants at ACK Church in Kerugoya

The contest between Waiguru and Ngirici for governor of Kirinyaga was contentious, with both parties leveling claims of rigging. This even led the IEBC to conduct a second count of votes in Gichugu constituency.

Her running mate Eliud Wanjao echoed her sentiments saying they are optimistic that the court’s decision will favour them. He said in some polling stations some votes were added in favour of their opponents, a situation he claimed was not in alignment with the voter turn-out.

Ann Waiguru of UDA was Friday declared as the duly elected governor after trouncing Ngirici with 113,088 votes against 105,677 votes.

Waiguru will for a second time battle in court to secure her win. In 2017, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua put a spirited effort to counter Waiguru’s win that ended in the East Africa Court of Justice after The Supreme Court dismissed all elections litigation filed to counter her victory.



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