Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi has suffered a blow after High Court annulled his August 8 win.
Abdi, who was elected on Jubilee Party’s ticket becomes the first governor to lose his seat after the 2017 poll.
The petition was filed Abdi’s predecessor Ahmed Abdullahi.
Justice Alfred Mabeya ruled that Abdi’s win was not constitutional as he did not have a valid degree as legally required and hence was illegally cleared to contest.
Further, the judge found irregularities in how the election was conducted.
His predecessor Ahmed Abdullahi who convinced the court that Mohamud does not possess the requisite qualification to hold the office.
Abdullahi had also opposed the election claiming it was marred by massive irregularities.
The High Court has now directed that a fresh election be held in the county but justice Alfred Mabeya said that Mahmud would not be legible to vie again.