Former Ugenya lawmaker Chris Karan has said that he is considering moving to court to challenge his recent loss to his predecessor David Ochieng.
Karan of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party lost to David Ochieng of the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party in the by-elections held last Friday.
But Ochieng now claims that he has proof that his loss was unjustly inflicted, and is considering tabling a petition against Ochieng's victory.
Karan claims that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) did not uphold justice in the exercise, adding that some of the election machinery also failed.
He has also raised the issue of late opening of some polling stations as another proof that the election was not held in an organized manner as is required.
“Most KIEMS kits in my strongholds of West Ugenya, Ukwala and North Ugenya were not working and some polling stations started operating as late as 3pm,” he told the Thursday Nation.
He added that his supporters were being intimidated and some assaulted, also claiming that his competitor imported voters from as far as Nairobi and other places.
"Voters streamed in only to go back home. Further still, I have evidence that people from as far as Nairobi and registered there managed to vote in Ugenya," added Karan.
The close ally of opposition boss and ODM chief Raila Odinga noted that some of his supporters were threatened and arenyet to return home to date.
Its worth noting that Karan's loss is als as a result of a petition, after Ochieng successfully petitioned his election in the 2017 general polls.