Editor's Review

“We have been told many stories. We have eight petitions all trying to explain a lot of things. In those abundant words, sin cannot be absent there,” Melissa Ngania.

Melissa Ngania, a lawyer among President-elect William Ruto’s defense team, has dismissed the petitions challenging the DP’s win by quoting from the Bible.

Speaking at the Milimani Law Courts on Thursday, September 1, Ngania said that the court had been told many stories as eights petitions had been presented to challenge Ruto’s win.

The lawyer quoted the book of Proverbs 10:19 which states that when words are many sin is not absent but he who holds his tongue is wise.

“In my concluding remarks, I will seek refuge in the holy book. In Proverbs 10:19, it tells us this: When words are many sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise,” she said.

Senior Counsel Philip Murgor and Senior Counsel James Orengo.

Ngania said that eight petitions had to be used by the petitions maintaining that in the many words, sin cannot be absent.

She prayed to the court that it dismiss the petitions challenging Ruto’s victory in the recently concluded general election.

Ngania was responding to the issue of having issues at some polling stations stating that there was no agent who demonstrated problems in voting at the polling stations.

She further added that if agents of a particular political faction were not present at the polling station, they should not blame anybody maintaining that all forms 34As from polling stations reflected what was posted in the IEBC portal.