By Johnson Chengo
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has suffered a major blow after a high court nullified the election of Harrison Kombe as Member of Parliament for Magarini Constituency.
The Malindi high court nullified his election sitting some irregularities.
Justice Alfred Mabeya on Friday 3rd March ruled that Kombe who emerged winner in last year’s August election on an ODM ticket engage in ballot stuffing and altering of election results.
The court ruled that a by- election should be conducted.
Kombe defeated Stanley Kenga of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party by only 21 votes.
He got 11,946 votes against Kenga’s 11,925.
Michael Kingi of former Kilifi governor Amason Kingi’s Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) party came third with 7,921 votes.
Kenga filled a petition at the Malindi high court seeking the nullification of Kombe’s win over alleged malpractice.
Kombe made a comeback to the 13th parliament after more than 5 in the political cold.