Former Kilome Member of Parliament Harun Mwau has filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the validity of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in October 26 repeat poll.
Mwau claims that the electoral commission and its chairman Wafula Chebukati failed to conduct the fresh election in accordance with the Constitution and electoral laws as directed by the Supreme Court, hence, acted in contempt of court.
He argues that failure by the IEBC to publish the nomination day in the gazette notice announcing the repeat poll was “unconstitutional, illegal, invalid, irregular and in violation of Articles in the Elections Act.”
According to the former MP, in conducing a fresh election, the IEBC should have called for fresh application and submission of documents by all candidates seeking to vie and collecting the prerequisite mandatory presidential candidates nomination fee of Sh200,000.
Mwau further argues it was “discriminative, unfair, not transparent and contrary to the Constitution” for the IEBC to hold an election while two candidates – President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga – had campaigned for a longer period than the other five candidates who were allowed to vie 13 days prior to the October 26 election day.
Mwau’s petition comes a few hours before the deadline for the filing of petitions challenging the October 26 repeat presidential poll whose results were declared on Monday (October 30).
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