Evans Kidero, the former governor of Nairobi, made his future course of action known after Gladys Wanga was named the new governor of Homa Bay county by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
According to preliminary data, Wanga defeated the former boss of Nairobi after receiving 244,559 votes. Kidero finished in second place with 154,182 votes. With 1,244 votes, Mark Raudi of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) finished third.
Kidero announced after the results were announced that he would be filing a lawsuit to have Wanga’s victory declared invalid.
Kidero defended his decision to contest the results by accusing his rival of using violence and mayhem to sway the public’s will.
Kidero claims that several of his agents were denied entry to polling places in Homa Bay County, which hampered accuracy in the tallying procedure.
Additionally, he charged his rivals with switching some results forms, particularly in regions he believed to be Wanga’s strongholds.
According to Kidero, “certain presiding officers and returning officers denied our operatives entry in various polling places and in the counting rooms.”
Kidero commented, “As my attorney has stated, this would be addressed in the right forums beginning today.
Kidero ran as an Independent in protest of the ODM party’s choice to give Wanga the ticket during the primaries.