How KoT reacted to Governor Alfred Mutua’s election loss
The online community elicited mixed reactions to Friday’s Appeals Court ruling that nullified Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua’s election victory.
The court faulted the IEBC returning officer for using an excel spreadsheet to record results instead of Form 37A.
The judges also found that county officials were involved in the election, with one of them being an agent.
The court, however, absolved Dr Mutua of any blame or responsibility for the anomalies.
It also ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in the county.
Here is how Kenyans on Twitter reacted to the court’s verdict.
The Court Of Appeal has done Justice to the People Of Machakos … Alfred Mutua is a charlatan & false prophet who specializes in building Potemkin Villages … Like all False Prophets, he preyed on the poverty of his people. Now is the time for Wavinya Ndeti to be the Governor.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) June 8, 2018
It is not surprising that to find out that 2022 politics are in play. Alfred Mutua's case was water tight in the high court. I personally attended court. It will be very difficult to throw out this evidence in the supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/VSQGTNa6L5
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) June 8, 2018
Very happy for my client Hon Wavinya Ndeti for her victory…one of the best cases I prosecuted at the Court of Appeal @WehliyeMohamed @DonaldBKipkorir @makaumutua @ItsMutai
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) June 8, 2018
Alfred Mutua literally running away from the media at the Milimani Courts…
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) June 8, 2018
Alfred Mutua out! Yaliondwele sipite. I believe even after the handshake, justice must prevail pic.twitter.com/wBWYWjDLGs
— Paulo Mtangazaji (@PauloMtangazaji) June 8, 2018
What is this am seeing? Governor Alfred Mutua's election nullified?
— dariusz ?? (@alekidariusz) June 8, 2018
Now its Governor Alfred Mutua,whose next? Many surprises today what's nat happening?
— Thompstone Eris (@thompstoneeris) June 8, 2018
Yaliondwele sipite! #Alfred Mutua loses his seat.
— Mwaniki (@kithalia_mwan) June 8, 2018
Nws Just In: Alfred Mutua loses his seat. Wavinya Ndeti wins in court of Appeal. Chambilejo wahenga, "Si Ndeti, Sipite!" ???
— Dan The Red? (@Kennedy19Daniel) June 8, 2018
Alfred Mutua should know yaliopite sindwele pic.twitter.com/2ZQ9nBRQ10
— Mulei Ule Musee? (@ule_musee) June 8, 2018
The court does not believe in Alfred Mutua's Maendeleo Chap Chap. Back to the ground as court nullifies his win…
— Peter Oduor (@RealPitaOduor) June 8, 2018