Complainants in Arati’s case tell IEBC their petition was based on lies

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A lawsuit that sought to prevent Dagoreti North Member of Parliament Simba Arati from running for the seat of Kisii governor has been rejected.

After the complainants abandoned the issue on the grounds that they had based their arguments on a falsehood, Arati was granted the respite that he had been seeking.

The attorney who represented the two complainants, Moses Ayieko and Wesley Obwang’i, Peter Wanyama, stated that they have since obtained evidence proving that Arati possesses a degree certificate from Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University and is therefore qualified to run for the seat.

Willis Otieno was the one in charge of the panel, and Wanyama was the one who testified before him. He informed Otieno that “We have abandoned the deception which was stated in a news conference that the candidate did not finish his degree at Kenya Polytechnic.”

He continued by saying, “Given this turn of events, we would like to reaffirm that Arati is in possession of authentic degree certificates and diplomas, which I have personally checked from the exams body.”

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The complainants said that Arati did not possess the necessary educational credentials, and they went on to assert that the degree certificate he presented was a fake.

Given that Arati’s client had been slandered, the legal counsel for Arati requested that the case be dropped with costs since his client had been slandered.