Supreme Court throws out pet*tion seeking to stop Ruto, Gachagua from being sworn-in

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On Tue, 6 Sep, 2022 12:32 | < 1 min read
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The Supreme Court has struck out a case seeking to stop President-elect William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua from being sworn in over integrity issues.

The seven-judge bench led by Chief Justice Martha Koome threw out the case by eleven activists following an objection by Ruto and his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party.

The court stated that it has no power to deal with the issues raised by the activist.

While dismissing the case, the Supreme Court judges said that the petitioners should have filed the case at the High Court.

The decision by the Supreme Court comes after the petitioners led by Kenneth Njagi Njiru, Meshach Suba Church, Jackson Mwalulu and Beatrice Kamau filed the suit on August 7, 2022, seeking the anti-swearing in order for the two United Democratic Alliance Party presidential and running mate candidates.

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