Starehe MP Amos Mwago has sensationally claimed that he’ll win the petition challenging his controversial election in last year’s polls where he faced UDA’s Simon Mbugua.
A visibly drunk Mwago bragged that he has previously influenced for termination of a serious case that was facing him.
In a video which has gone viral, the Jubilee MP is a heard bragging while addressing a hall meeting, that he’ll influence the petition filed against him just the same way he escaped a jail term by influencing the termination of a serious case that would have seen him convicted.
“Msijali jela nimefungwa, hii ni kesi ndogo sana. Huyo judge wa petition tumeshamnunua…. si mumeona vile amepeleka kesi mbio na mambo yetu anachunga (Don’t worry this is a small case, I have even been jailed before, the judge handling the petition is already in our pockets, he is pushing the matter very fast and he will take care of our welfare)?” he bragged while addressing his supporters
The election was marred by violence during voting and tallying. During the fracas, the IEBC County returning officer had to be called to announce results which were not fully tallied amid the violence.
Up to now no one knows the actual Starehe election results.
The returning officer is also being accused of bungling another election where he announced the loser instead of the winner a few years ago.
In the petition against Mwago, three petitioners are pushing for a vote recount and prosecution of the returning officer who was allegedly fully compromised.
Chaos and delay of results rocked the Starehe constituency tallying centre at Jamhuri High School over the announcement of the parliamentary seat results.
The former EALA lawmaker has claimed that Mwago was not declared in accordance with the constitution, claiming that the returning officer who announced him was not the one who gazetted him.
“According to the law, only a gazetted returning officer can declare an election winner,” stated Mbugua.