Wednesday March 27, 2019 – Former Gem MP, Jakoyo Midiwo, is broke going by what he advised a Kisumu Court docket on Tuesday.
Final yr, Midiwo who is NASA chief, Raila Odinga’s instant cousin, was slapped with an invoice of Sh 1,716, 820 right after dropping the petition in opposition to his successor Elisha Odhiambo’s victory.
Midiwo is spending a equivalent total to IEBC and the Returning Officer for Gem Constituency immediately after he lost the scenario.
On Tuesday, Midiwo requested the court in Kisumu to enable him to settle a Sh 1.7 million election petition value in Sh 50, 000 instalments.
“The applicant [Midiwo] is unable to pay out the taxed sum at after and nevertheless the 30 times continue to be of execution is to lapse on March thirteen, 2019,” Midiwo states in court docket papers.
He sought the court’s intervention to allow him to apparent the financial debt in instalments of Sh50,000 each individual month till these types of a time that all the funds is settled.
He explained he only gets a pension of Sh one hundred twenty five,000 and he is not able to settle sh one.seven million at once.
“I’m a pensioner getting Sh one hundred twenty five, 000 month-to-month prior to tax and my loved ones relies upon on the identical pension for repairs as it is our key source of livelihood,” Midiwo explained to the courtroom in an affidavit signed by his lawyer.
Midiwo 1st shed to Odhiambo in ODM primaries forcing him to contest for the seat as an independent prospect.
He shed the seat to Odhiambo in the August 8, 2017, Normal Elections.
He moved to court docket to challenge Odhiambo’s earn but lost.
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