Civil society to join NASA at Supreme Court

Kura Yangu Sauti yangu stakeholders Peter Kiama, IMLU executive director with Davinder Lamba, executive director, Mazingira Institute during a past briefing. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: The civil society organizations under the umbrella of “Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu” will chip in the NASA case which is set to be filed in the supreme court on the just concluded disputed general elections.

Speaking in Nairobi , Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) director Peter kiama said that the civil society will be acting as observers in that case but if need be they will prompted to chip in if they feel that the case will not reach a threshold of their expectations.

Kiama said that there is need for initiating a such case indicating that the 2017 elections was rocked with massive irregularities which should be ironed out by the judiciary.

Kiama indicated that there were glaring differences between results announced by the IEBC especially in the presidential election at the county level ,and totals from the constituencies in those counties.

“After examining the number of valid votes in the presidential election,we found that a total of voter turnout of 15,073,662 was announced against 15,518,971 streamed on television at the time.The iebc’s portal shows the number of votes cast as 15,591,217 .There is astanding gap of 517 ,555 votes.”Kiama said.

They also accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ,for opaque and unaccountable management of election results leading to unrest in some parts of the country leading to killing of 13 people according to their findings.

They also accused the police service for using a lot of force in dealing with unrest that rocked Mathare, Kisumu, Kibera and Kondele also breaking into peoples houses and using live bullets.