Governor Cornel Rasanga free to vie for re-election

The High Court upheld the nomination of Mr Cornel Rasanga as the Orange Democratic Movement governorship candidate for Siaya County, quashing the decision by the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal to block his candidacy.

Mr Justice Enoch Chacha Mwita on Friday set aside the Tribunal’s judgement that had barred ODM from presenting Mr Rasanga’s name to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Justice Mwita argued that Tribunal “reached its decision to block the candidature of Mr Rasanga without tangible evidence”.

Instead, the judge directed ODM to submit the name of Mr Rasanga, who is the current governor, for inclusion in the list of candidates lined up for the August 8 elections.

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