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Again, Kenya’s Supreme Court will decide!


And Uhuru says its another waste of time and resources!

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta


By Nsikan Ikpe


The Kenyan Supreme Court which had earlier waded into the electoral fray in the country, invalidating Uhuru Kenyata’s declared victory in the first round of voting for which the president had roundly lampooned the judges is presently being invited to adjudicate in the yet lingering electoral feud once again.

In two of the cases already filed on the subject, the petitioners are arguing that the polls should be invalidated.

However, there is a strange third case that has been filed by the Institute for Democratic Governance and which is urging the court to declare that the opposition leaders, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and the duo of Senators James Orengo and Moses Wetang’ula should be held liable for damages and loss ahead of the poll.

According to the suit filed on their behalf by their attorney, Kioko Kilukumi, they have accused the NASA leaders of engaging in serious electoral malpractices and irregularities during the repeat poll. These they say have involved the violation of the rights of citizens and they are accordingly praying that the court should find them unfit to hold public office under Chapter 6 and Article 137 of the constitution.

Also, a most combative President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has since signalled that he would go to any lengths to ‘keep the mandate that has been bequeathed to him by the people’ has equally declared that the fresh judicial review exercise was yet ‘another waste of time and resources.’ He is joined in this view by the Independent Election and Boundary Commission, IEBC, which is also asking the court to throw out the fresh suits.



President Uhuru Kenyatta






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