Justice Roselyne Aburili issued the directive noting that the petitioner Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero had proved a prima facie case to warrant the recount of votes and scrutiny of forms 37As,37Bs and 37C in the seven constituencies he had cited electoral malpractices after it emerged that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) recorded disparities in the figures from the constituencies in the county.
“I find that the petitioners (Kidero and his deputy Elijah Odondi) have laid a prima facie and sufficient basis to warrant scrutiny and recount. I find that the petitioners have laid a sound basis to the effect that Forms 37 A, Forms 37B and Form 37C should be scrutinized. Likewise, the scrutiny and verification of the KIEMs kits data used in the August 9, 2022 Gubernatorial election in HomaBay County,” ordered Judge Aburili.
Accordingly, the recount of votes and scrutiny shall be carried out in the seven constituencies namely Kasipul, Rangwe, Suba South, Kabondo Kasipul, Ndhiwa, Suba North and Homa Bay town.