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2017 KENYA ELECTIONS

Petitions seeking to block Oct 26 poll to be heard Monday

Ballot papers for the fresh presidential election have started arriving in the country from Dubai/CFM NEWS

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – As final preparations are being made for Thursday’s fresh presidential election, the High Court will Monday hear two petitions seeking to stop the exercise.

One of the petitions was filed by former Kilome legislator Harun Mwau who wants the poll stopped on grounds that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has failed to comply with constitutional provisions for a fresh election.

Mwau contends that fresh election as ordered by Supreme Court meant that it must start afresh from party nominations.

Also in court will be Activist Okiya Omtatah who argues that the environment is not conducive for the repeat election and is seeking the formation of a caretaker government after Thursday following the lapse of the 60 day period given by the Supreme Court to conduct a repeat poll.

A lobby group, the Uzalendo Institute of Leadership and Democracy, will also be seeking the court’s interpretation of what will happen following the withdrawal of NASA Candidate Raila Odinga from the poll.

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