East African Court of Justice has rewarded former Kirinyaga County Gubernatorial aspirant Martha Karua Ksh 2.5 million for violating her right to a fair hearing in a petition against Governor Waiguru’s victory in the election, according to KBC.
Karua lodged a petition before the Kerugoya High Court on 5th September 2017 claiming that the election was not free, fair, and verifiable terming it null and void.
Other claims lodged by her before the court included bribery, her agents being locked out of polling stations, intimidation, cheating, and the use of unauthorized personnel to manage the elections.
Karua’s petition challenging the election of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru thrown out on 14th June 2018.
The former Minister for Justice later moved to the Court of Appeal a week later after her case was dismissed by the Kerugoya High Court.
Her case was later dismissed by the Supreme Court in August 2019 citing her case did not observe the 60-day rule.
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“The Reference challenged the Republic of Kenya, through its judicial organ, for violating the Applicant’s right to a fair trial, a fair hearing and access to substantive justice and in so doing failed to abide by its own Constitution and its commitment to the fundamental and operational principles of the East African Community as enshrined in the Treaty,” ruled EACJ.
The East African Court of Justice in its judgment found that the State infringed on the Karua’s right to access justice.