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Kenya ordered to pay Martha Karua KSh 2.7 million over Kirinyaga gubernatorial polls

East African Court of Justice (EACJ) on Monday, November 30 ordered Kenya to pay NARC leader Marthe Karua KSh 2.7 million over the 2017 Kirinyaga gubernatorial polls.

Karua moved to the court situated in Arusha, Tanzania after she lost her case at the Supreme Court of Kenya in 2019.

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EACJ ruled that the state infringed on Karua’s right to access to justice hence ordered it to pay the amount as compensation.

The amount will attract a simple interest of 6 per cent from the date of the judgment until full payment.

“A great day indeed! EACJ Court has at last rendered justice that was denied by the Judiciary Kenya,” Karua wrote on Twitter.

Before turning to EACJ, Karua accused the Supreme court of denying her justice, stating that it was decided that her petition had exhausted the time frame for filing the case.

“My feeling and that of my lawyer is that the Kenyan government has violated the treaty of East African Community which binds them to the rule of law, democracy and human rights,” Karua added.

The former presidential aspirant sued the government over the election of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.

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She claimed that there were cases of bribery in polling stations that it affected the outcome of the election.

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