United Democratic Party candidate in the Lugari Ward MCA election in the August 9, 2022 general election, Grey Moi, has alleged that the nullification of his victory was fronted by people he calls ‘big fish’.
The Kakamega Law Courts nullified Moi’s win citing a number of issues raised in a petition by his Movement for Democracy and Growth party opponent, William Makhalanya, that sought to declare the poll conducted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) unconstitutional on allegations that it was marred with numerous irregularities.
Moi believes Mr. Makhalanya is not working alone to ensure he is toppled out of the Lugari seat, and there are powerful individuals behind the pursuit.
“This is a push from somewhere, I am aware it is not Makhalanya alone. There are other some big fish who are behind it, anyway one of this days they will be ashamed,” he said.
Mr. Moi said he is however not a pushover and is ready for a fresh battle to prove them wrong.
“I am not worried of anything because I was elected by people. If it is a rerun, I am not worried about, in fact my people are very bitter about it, you see the time we are wasting now is time for development,” Moi added.
Lugari Ward residents are waiting for the Kakamega County Assembly to declare the seat vacant and the IEBC to make the election date official.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.