Petition challenging Governor Sonko’s win dismissed

The petition against the election of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been struck out for want of prosecution by petitioners Japheth Moroko and another.

Justice Msagha Mbogholi directed the petitioners to pay Governor Sonko Sh2.5 million in costs and a similar amount to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

The suit was dismissed after the petitioners indicated they are no longer interested in prosecuting the petition due to safety fears.

The move comes a day after the petitioners informed the court that they were threatened over the weekend.