By Fred Mulwa
Former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti has been ordered to pay Sh10 million as cost for petition she lodged against the re-election of Governor Alfred Mutua in last year’s election.
In his ruling on Friday, Machakos High Court Judge Aggrey Mucheleu said the petitioner will pay the cost of the suit as provided for in law.
The Judge while upholding Governor Mutua’s re-election said the petitioner (Wavinya Ndeti) failed to provide evidence to substantiate her allegations against Governor Mutua’s re-election.
Muchelule ruled that the petition by former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti challenging Mutua’s re-election was not concrete to warrant nullification of the election.
Wavinya Ndeti had challenged Mutua’s re-election claiming that it was marred with illegalities and irregularities.
Ndeti who was vying for the position on Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper party ticket further accused Governor Mutua of allegedly using county resources to fund his campaigns.
She alleged that Mutua intimidated her agents in some of the polling stations on the voting day.