All IEBC returning officers illegally appointed-court

All IEBC returning officers illegally appointed-court

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH OCT 2017-The High Court on Wednesday October 25th,ruled that the appointment of returning and presiding officers was irregular and illegal.

Justice George Odunga said that IEBC broke the law in naming the officers.

He added that the process of appointment of CROs and their deputies was not in accordance with regulation 3 (2).

But Odunga said the court will not repeal the gazetting on October 12 due to public interest ahead of Thursday’s repeat presidential election.

The judge said that since there was no prayer for cancellation and/or postponement of the election, the orders sought could not be granted.

He however said the election will go on and the CROs and their deputies will have the power to perform their duties as their appointment has not been revoked.

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