Tuesday, May 13, 2008


The High Court has thrown out yet another poll petition.

Mr Duale Aden Bare can now rest easy after a petition challenging his election as Dujis MP was dismissed.

While striking out the petition, High Court judge Alnashir Visram said that the suit papers were not served on the MP personally.

In the petition filed on January 25, the petitioner, Mr Nasir Mohammed Dolal, wanted the election of Mr Bare declared null and void. However, the legislator sought to have the petition struck out, saying he was not served with the petition papers as required by law.

The Dujis MP told the court that he found out about the case from the media.

And a loser in Wajir South Constituency on Monday claimed that refugees from neighbouring Somalia were allowed to vote in the last General Election.

Mr Mohammed Sirat who failed to unseat Mr Abdirahman Ali Hassan said “fake voters” were ferried from a nearby refugee camp.The ODM-K candidate lost narrowly to Mr Hassan who garnered a total of 4,444 against Sirat’s 4,017.

While giving his evidence before Mr Justice Luka Kimaru on Monday, Mr Sirat said refugees from Dagahole and Hagdera camps were allowed to vote at Dagahole borehole and primary school.

The hearing continues.