First Presidential Petition To Challenge Last Polls Rejected By Supreme Court, See Surprising Details


The Supreme Court has rejected a petition that was filed regarding the concluded General Election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner.

The case was filed by a petitioner identified as Juma Kenyatta-Awori Marie, who was purporting to be challenging the results.


However, the document was rejected after it was established that it did not directly address issues relating to the election.

According to Deputy Registrar in the Supreme Court Daniel Ole Keiwua, the petition raised issues on Bill of Rights and did not necessarily challenge the presidential results announced last Friday.

In the petition, Awori listed President Kenyatta, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the Inspector General of Police, Attorney General, NASA leader Raila Odinga and Embakasi East MP-elect Babu Owino

However, The National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka now want the August 8 polls annulled and fresh elections conducted.

Odinga and Kalonzo who are the first and second petitioners respectively, hold in an over 25,000-page petition filed at the Supreme Court registry on Friday night, that the General Election was “fatally compromised” calling instead for “legitimate elections” to be held in its place.

“IEBC set out to frustrate the people’s will and deliver a flawed election. The inescapable conclusion is that individual returns, even those appearing to be valid votes, had fundamental irregularities in law,” a statement from the two read