Supreme court to hold pre-trial conference on presidential petition on Tuesday

Supreme court to hold pre-trial conference on presidential petition on Tuesday

BY KORI JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2017-The supreme court has set Tuesday November 14th as the day for the pre-trial conference that will identify issues for determination in the presidential poll petition.The conference  will begin at 11am.

According to Supreme Court registrar Esther Nyaiyaki the court will hear petitions against Uhuru Kenyatta’s win, filed by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau, Institute for Democratic Governance’s Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa.

Mwau went to the Supreme Court last  Monday to challenge Uhuru’s October 26 win saying IEBC violated the law by failing to conduct fresh nominations as required.

He says the electoral agency violated Article 82(1)(b) and 2 (a, b) of the constitution by not complying with the mandatory requirement for nominations.

Mue, the chair of the International Commission of Jurists, and MUHURI chairman Khelef Khalifa also petitioned the Supreme court.

They claim  that the fresh poll was not held in strict conformity with the constitution, applicable laws and as directed by the Court on September 1.

They want the supreme court  to declare  Uhuru Kenyatta as not  having been validly elected and that the declaration by IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati is null and void.

A democratic governance lobby group filed a case for NASA leaders to be barred from holding public office for boycotting October’s repeat election.

IDEG wants  Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang’ula, and James Orengo as respondents.

 

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