IEBC and Jubilee Lawyers Say They Are Ready for NASA's Presidential Petition

  • By Marikio Muchiri on Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 10:34am
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  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Jubilee legal teams have announced that they are ready to defend the credibility of the presidential results.

    The teams stated that they were prepared to take on the National Super Alliance (NASA) which has filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's win.

    According to a source from the legal pool, the team would rely on some of the inconsistencies in the NASA claims such as contradicting figures.

    The lawyer noted that they would produce evidence to show that the electoral system was not hacked to favour Jubilee as claimed by Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

    He added that they would present hard copy forms of results from the various regions to prove that the results announced were authentic.

    “If you look at it as a lay man, the majority law makers in the National Assembly are from Jubilee and the same is replicated in the Senate. Jubilee also infiltrated areas that were presumably the Opposition’s strongholds. Thus, there is no way Raila can claim he won,” he was quoted by the Standard.

    The counsel defended the electoral body against any malpractices stating that IEBC complied with the law in conducting the election and announcing the results.

    “We are ready and waiting to see if they have a strong case. If there are a lot of allegations, then we will have to work hard to tell the public the truth. If they have a weak case, then it’s easier for us,” the lawyer stated.

    The Opposition filed the petition on Friday seeking to have the concluded election nullified and a fresh one ordered.   ©   2018   All Rights Reserved