Petitions before you have no weight,Kenyatta tells supreme court

Petitions before you have no weight,Kenyatta tells supreme court

BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta says the petitions presented in the supreme court challenging his victory in the October 26th repeat poll do not have any weight and should therefore be dismissed.

on Sunday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss two election petitions challenging his win.

On Sunday the president  through  10 affidavits filed in opposition to the petitions,  says the petitioners have made unsubstantiated claims.

He further says the petitioners are no more than surrogates, agents and mouthpieces of Nasa and its leaders.

“Accordingly, it is deceitful and misleading for the petitioners to masquerade as bona fide defenders of the public interest,” he said in a statement.

The response states that apart from the frivolity and vexatious value, the entire petition is otherwise a patent opportunity of wasting judicial time and resources.

“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,” he adds.

President Kenyatta accuses Nasa of deliberately setting out to make a brazenly unlawful attempt to ensure that no repeat election would be held as scheduled on October 26.

On the requirement for fresh nominations ahead of the repeat poll, President Kenyatta says the court did not invalidate the nominations undertaken on 28th and 29th May 2017 or any other component of the annulled presidential election.

“The court merely invalidated the declaration of the presidential election,” he says .

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