Supreme Court rejects petition challenging Uhuru’s victory

Supreme Court judges . PHOTO/FILE.

Nairobi, KENYA: The Supreme court has rejected one the election petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the repeat election.

According to deputy registrar of the court Daniel Ole Kantai, the petition by George Bush and John Chengo failed to meet threshold set for filing to meet presidential petition

The two who are former university student leaders, wanted the court to allow them to file the petition without paying the mandatory Sh1.5 million court fees, arguing that they are paupers.

They claimed that they live in a mud-walled house in Huruma and attached their Mpesa statements to show their poor status.

The two also argued that the withdrawal of NASA leaders from the race affected the polls.

They further said that the fact that there were no elections in 25 constituencies the outcome was questionable.

Monday marked the deadline to file a petition challenging the October 26 repeat presidential election, former Kilome MP Haron Mwau and chairman of the International Commission of Jurists, Njonjo Mue filed a petition at the court challenging the re-election of President Kenyatta.