Supreme Court Allows Scrutiny Of Election Materials And Forms

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Philomena Mwilu

The Supreme Court has allowed parties in the election petition access to election materials and forms.

The Judges have also said that the Court will look into any issue that may arise from the scrutiny of the materials.

The most distinguished court in the land however limited the number of people from the two parties who can access the materials after the IEBC lawyers said that allowing everyone would be an invasion.

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The Court through the Chief Justice also dismissed an application by a voter seeking to have President Uhuru’s win upheld.

The Court witnessed Maraga’s strict side when he asked voter Caleb Wamanya who voiced his displeasure at the cancellation of his application to be enjoined in the petition against the re election of Uhuru kenyatta,He was told to ask his member of parliament to move a motion extending the time for hearing a presidential petition.

“Tell your MPs to make it two years or even more if we are to hear each of the over 19 million voters,”

The Petitioner (Harun Mwau) lawyers submitted that the sixty days provided in the constitution was enough to conduct a nomination before the fresh elections and clarified that the basis of challenging the re-election of president Uhuru Kenyatta was that there were no nominations.

According to Harun Mwau, nominations are the epicenter of an election and that constitutional provisions cannot be waved.

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Written by Merxcine Cush


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