In Summary
  • He said the uniformity of the signatures raises the question of authenticity and reliability of the signed forms.
  • Mr Ngari said the verification process was done mechanically yet the law says voters should be registered biometrically.
  • The petition further says IEBC does not have the quorum as there are only two commissioners and the chairman.

The High Court has certified as urgent a petition seeking to stop county assemblies from debating the proposed amendment of the Constitution fronted by Thirdway Alliance Kenya party, popularly known as Punguza Mizigo.

Justice Jacqueline Kamau directed David Kamau Ngari and International Economic Law Centre to serve the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the Speakers of the National Assembly and the Senate and 47 Speakers of county assemblies through a newspaper advertisement.

The judge directed that the case to be mentioned on July 30.

SIGNATURES

In the petition, Mr Ngari argues that the Bill was procured through deceit and illegalities since the signatures are not genuine.

Further, he said the uniformity of the signatures raises the question of authenticity and reliability of the signed forms.

He said the verification process of the signatures was impossible because the electoral body does not have a repository of specimen signatures for comparison.

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