President Uhuru Responds To Supreme Court Petition

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss petitions challenging the validity of the repeat Presidential election, terming them 'a waste of time'.

    In over 10 affidavits filed in response to the petitions, President Kenyatta states that the petitioners are agents and surrogates of the National Super Alliance (NASA) and its leaders.

    "Accordingly, it is deceitful and misleading for the petitioners to masquerade as bona fide defenders of the public interest," he states.

    President Kenyatta further urges the court to throw out the petitions as they raise no serious issues and are a waste of the Judiciary's time and resources.

    He considers the petitions 'frivolous' and 'vexatious'.

    [caption caption="The Supreme Court bench"][/caption]

    He stated: "The 3rd respondent states that the petition herein consists of a flip-flopped and distorted narrative, which fails to represent the true position in Kenya following the annulment of the results of the Presidential Elections that were held on 8th August 2017."

    The President further accused NASA of attempting to ensure no election was conducted on October 26 and therefore denying citizens the abilty to exercise their democratic right.

    President Kenyatta also dismissed the notion that fresh party nominations should have been conducted for the repeat poll

    He states that the court did not invalidate the nominations conducted on 28th and 29th May.

    "The court merely invalidated the declaration of the presidential election," the President stated.

    [caption caption="Activist Njonjo Mue filing the petition"][/caption]