President Uhuru Kenyatta Moves Back to Supreme Court in New Petition

  • By Rodgers Omondi on Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 9:09am @rodgeomondi rodgers@kenyans.co.ke
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  • Jubilee Party Vice Chairman has revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta through his lawyers is scheduled to file a judicial review of the Supreme Court decision to annul his election.

    Mr David Murathe noted that the petition for judicial review will officially be filed next week with a view of having ballot boxes opened and votes counted.

    "Because the Supreme Court said the problem was in transmission, we would like the will of the people as expressed in the August 8th election to be validated and there will be no need for a repeat election.

    "“For us, the judicial review is extremely necessary because some facts have since emerged and as we speak, the Supreme Court registry is now a crime scene because the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has moved in to carry out an investigation. In the meantime, the President remains in office until another one is sworn-in,” Murathe told the Standard.

    Sources privy to the petition explained that the decision had been approved at the highest level and lawyers were making final touches to the application.

    Reports indicate that the Jubilee party is set to argue its case based on 'findings' that the Court ruling was based on failures in result verification and transmission.

    The move to seek a recount comes at a crucial time when the IEBC is working tirelessly to carry out an election in accordance with the Supreme Court directive.

    If the court rules in favor of President Kenyatta's team, IEBC could be in a dilemma since they will be required to oversee the recount of presidential ballots and at the same time prepare for the October 26th election.

     

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