Court dismisses petition to create more Lamu wards
Lamu residents will have to wait for more than 10 years before they can get additional wards.
On Tuesday, the High Court in Mombasa dismissed a petition by two politicians, who sought five additional wards. They wanted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission compelled to create the wards.
Rishad Ahmed and Ali Bakari wanted the wards increased from 10 to 15. They further sought orders stopping the electoral agency from registering voters in the county, asking the court to order the IEBC to first review names and boundaries of wards. But Judge Anyara Emukhule dismissed the petition, saying it is time-barred.
He said the petitioners should have sought such interventions before the last general election, when the law had not come into effect.