Saturday, July 05, 2008


The High Court in Mombasa has ordered a scrutiny and recount of all the ballot papers used in the Bura parliamentary election last year won by Dr Abdinasir Nuh.

Mr Justice Festus Azangalala, directed that all the valid, rejected and spoilt ballots and counterfoils contained in 79 boxes be scrutinised in the presence of representatives of all the parties in the election.
The judge allowed the application filed by the petitioner, Mr Abdulreheman Halakano, who said that the difference in votes of the MP, Dr Abdi Nassir Nuh, and the former MP, Mr Ali Wario, was minimal.

Through lawyer Gikandi Ngibuini, the petitioner also said that the votes garnered by the MP were likely to change because there were many irregularities.

Dr Nuh garnered 6,259 votes to beat Mr Wario who got 6,000.