BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,7TH NOV 2017-A petition filed by two youths challenging the victory of president Kenyatta has been rejected by the Supreme Court. The youth had requested the court admit the petition without paying the mandatory deposit of Ksh.1.5 million.
Supreme Court Deputy Registrar Daniel Ole Keiuwa ruled that the application does not meet the threshold for filing under rule 4 (2) of the Supreme Court (presidential Election Petition) Rules 2007 as read with rule 50 of the supreme court.
The two – George Bush and John Chengo – on Monday evening filed an application known as Forma Pauperis. Bush and Chengo, who are former Moi University student leaders, filed a pauper’s brief which allows a poor person to argue in court without paying court fees claiming they live in grinding poverty.
Meanwhile, two other petitions have been filed to challenge the validity of the October 26 poll. Former Kilome Member of Parliament Harun Mwau and Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa have filed similar petitions.
Respondents have named in the election petition challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta have until tomorrow evening to file their responses.