Omtatah in court to bar IEBC from declaring Uhuru, Ruto elected

October 11, 2017 10:58 am
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He says it is urgent that the court issue said orders following the withdrawal of Opposition leader Raila Odinga from the planned October 26 poll/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – The Executive Director of Kenyans for Justice and Development Trust Okiya Omtatah has moved to court under a certificate of urgency seeking to have IEBC restrained from declaring President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto declared duly elected.

He says it is urgent that the court issue said orders following the withdrawal of Opposition leader Raila Odinga from the planned October 26 poll.

Ultimately, he wants President Kenyatta and Ruto ordered to vacate office come November 1 on the grounds that their incumbency would have effectively come to an end.

It is his argument that the Chief Justice and not the Speaker of the National Assembly should thereafter preside over a caretaker government until a fresh election can be held in another 60 days and at that, under the election law as it stands.

“Or in the alternative an equal member Parliamentary Committee of NASA and Jubilee MPs be constituted to develop the framework and mandate for a caretaker organ that will remain in office until new elections are held on or before December 17, 2017.”

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