Nairobi man writes to Supreme Court, seeks fresh presidential election

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 18 Aug, 2022 18:18 | < 1 min read
Supreme Court of Kenya. PHOTO/Courtesy
Supreme Court of Kenya. PHOTO/Courtesy

A man seeking to challenge the results of the presidential election, on Thursday, August 18, 2022, wrote to the Supreme Court seeking a repeat of the presidential election and an order to stop the swearing-in of president-elect William Ruto.

In a two paragraphs letter addressed to Chief Justice Martha Koome, Alfred Juma Ayora, a resident of Nairobi county is asking for orders to invalidate the election of Ruto and deputy president-elect Rigathi Gachagua, and call for fresh elections.

“I write to express the unsatisfactory nature of this year General Election results for Presidential candidate, which were announced by the IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati on August 15, 2022. I petition for the re-election of the presidential candidates,” read the letter in part.

After presenting the letter to the Judiciary officers at the Milimani law court where the Supreme Court sub-registry for receiving presidential petitions is situated, he was told to draft a petition instead.

He was also advised to look for an advocate to help him advance his intended legal action. The letter was however stamped as received by the Office of the Chief Justice.

According to the letter, Juma argues that it was his democratic right to see the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) conduct a free and fair election.

He believes the results of the presidential election as announced by IEBC Chairman Chebukati on Monday at Bomas are not credible following the decision by four members of the electoral commission to disown them.

“It is my hope the court will consider my request and ensure my democratic rights are met. I request the court to postpone the swearing-in of the president-elect,” says Juma.

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