POLL PETITIONS

The three petitions include one filed by Njonjo Mue together with Khelef Khalifa and another by former assistant Minister Harun Mwau.

Both cases are contesting the October 26 poll, arguing that the withdrawal of Nasa’s Raila Odinga from the election meant that it was void.

The petitions also accuse the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for failing to subject the candidates to fresh nominations after the August 8 poll was invalidated.

But in response, President Uhuru Kenyatta and IEBC state that there was no need of fresh nominations because the court only invalidated the declaration of the results and not the nominations, which were conducted in March.

NASA

A third case filed by the Institute for Democratic Governance seeks to find National Super Alliance (Nasa) leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi as well Senators James Orengo and Moses Wetang’ula liable for damages and loss ahead of the poll.

The organisation, through lawyer Kioko Kilukumi, accuses Nasa leaders of engaging in serious electoral malpractices and irregularities during the repeat poll. They accuse the Nasa leaders of violating the rights of the citizens and they want the court to find them unfit to hold public office under Chapter 6 and Article 137 of the constitution.

It is not clear whether the parties will meet today for interlocutory applications and framing of issues. The matter is usually handled by the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

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