Supreme Court Rejects Petition Filed to Contest 2017 Presidential Election

  • By Marikio Muchiri on Friday, 18 August 2017 - 5:49pm
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  • The Supreme Court has rejected a petition that was filed regarding the concluded General Election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner.

    The case was filed by a petitioner identified as Juma Kenyatta-Awori Marie, who was purporting to be challenging the results.

    However, the document was rejected after it was established that it did not directly address issues relating to the election.

    According to Deputy Registrar in the Supreme Court Daniel Ole Keiwua, the petition raised issues on Bill of Rights and did not necessarily challenge the presidential results announced last Friday.

    In the petition, Awori listed President Kenyatta, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the Inspector General of Police, Attorney General, NASA leader Raila Odinga and Embakasi East MP-elect Babu Owino.

    Keiwua divulged that some of the issues raised by the petitioner included the destruction of property during mass destruction, entrapment of the President, rights and freedoms of persons suspected to be criminally insane and conspiracy to commit treason.

    However, the Registrar ruled that the issues raised were not supported by an affidavit and did not directly relate to a presidential election.

    “The petition is to deal with a question as to the validity of Presidential election. The document before me does not articulate that as an issue. It appears to seek for declaration of certain fundamental rights, a jurisdiction of the High Court. I see not affidavits also,” stated the Deputy Registrar.

    The National Super Alliance (NASA) is expected to file its petition at the same court on Friday evening to contest Kenyatta's win.

    Here is the court's ruling:   ©   2018   All Rights Reserved