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Thanks, but no thanks, just keep the Sh3million, Duale tells election petition loser

Garrissa Township legislator Aden Duale has said he is not interested in the Sh3 million awarded to him after the High Court upheld his victory during the August 8, 2017 election.

While reacting to the ruling of the case, Duale, who is also the Majority Leader in the National Assembly leader, also threw a jibe at the petitioner and his long standing political rival Farah Maalim by referring to him as a ‘busy body’.

In her judgement, Judge Hedwig Ong’undi said Duale was validly elected and claims by Maalim that some voters were denied a chance to cast their ballots were not true.

He also dismissed Maalim’s claim that Duale influenced the recruitment of presiding officers and other poll officials.

“You have seen, alot of the busy bodies who have taken us to court are now suffering with a hefty bill of Sh5 million, Sh6 million… of course Mr. Speaker I am not going to follow my Sh6 million, I have even instructed my senior counsel (not to follow up), IEBC can follow (their part of payment),” Duale said on Tuesday on the floor of the House.

Duale added the court ruling would set a precedent to political losers who always seem to rush to court with the hope of overturning electoral results.