East Africa Court of Justice (EACJ) has awarded Narc Kenya leader Sh2.8 million in damages for unfair trial in the case she filed at the Supreme Court against the election of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
EACJ ruled on Monday that Kenyas apex court infringed on Karua’s right to a fair trial and fair hearing during the election petition trial.
Her lawyer, former MP Gitobu Imanyara, was the first to share the news of the verdict through his twitter accout on Monday.
A momentous day for human rights& judicial accountability as the East African Court of Justice rules in favour of @MarthaKarua for the injustice suffered in Kenyan courts especially the Supreme Court of Kenya @NTVnewsroom @KTNNewsKE @citizentvkenya @ntvkenya
A momentous day for human rights& judicial accountability as the East African Court of Justice rules in favour of @MarthaKarua for the injustice suffered in Kenyan courts especially the Supreme Court of Kenya @NTVnewsroom @KTNNewsKE @citizentvkenya @ntvkenya— Gitobu Imanyara (@GitobuImanyara) November 30, 2020
An excited Karua shared the post by Imanyara on the ruling that is an indictment on the Kenyan Supreme Court.
The Narc Kenya party leader and former cabinet minister had challenged Waiguru’s election at the Supreme Court following the August 2017 election.
The court ruled that Karua was denied her right to access to justice by the State and the compensation will attract a 6 per cent simple interest from the date of the judgment until she is paid her dues in full.
The Supreme Court on August 6, 2019 dismissed her petition against Waiguru’s election and ruled that each party bears its own costs at the High Court, Appellate Court and Supreme Court.
The ruling came after the former Gichugu MP had moved to the apex court to challenge the dismissal of her case by the Court of Appeal.
In dismissing her appeal, the Appellate Judges had ruled that Karua failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt her bribery allegations in the election of the Kirinyaga governor.