NASA losses again as high court dismisses petition on Manual back up system

NASA losses again as high court dismisses petition on Manual back up system

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BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,21ST JULY 2017-The National Super Alliance (Nasa) has lost yet another case in court  against the electoral commission.

The NASA  coalition on Friday  21st July lost its attempt to have polls put off in affected counties, constituencies or wards if the electronic system fails.

In its petition, Nasa had argued that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had failed to put in place a complementary system as required by law.

The opposition had hinged its case on Section 55(b) of the amended Elections Act, which allows the IEBC to postpone the elections until a complementary system is put in place.

 

But Justices Kanyi Kimondo, Hedwig Ong’udi and Alfred Mabeya dismissed the case, saying IEBC had instituted mechanisms to salvage the situation.

The ruling now means that  the IEBC can go on and employ the use of manual back up on the election day should the electronic system not function at any point during the process.

 

 

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