Man wants Wajackoyah barred from vying,requests mental assessment test

Roots Party presidential candidate Prof George Wajackoyah. Photo/courtesy
A man has moved to court seeking orders to bar Roots Party presidential candidate Professor George Wajackoyah from vying for presidency.
Bernard Okello wants the court to suspend the printing of Wajackoyah’s name in the list of presidential candidate’s ballot paper on, before or after 15th July.
“The 2nd respondent be and is hereby ordered not  cause to be printed the name of Prof Wajackoyah in the  papers as a Presidential candidate and he be disqualified for running for the office of the President of the Republic of Kenya,” Okello states in court papers.
Okello also wants Wajackoyah to be subjected to mandatory mental assessment from a certified government examiner.
“Pending the hearing and determination of the application and petition, the court be pleased to issue orders directing the 1st and 2nd respondents (Prof Wajackoyah and IEBC respectively) to provide information as to the mental aptitude or status and or provide mental assessment tests of Prof Wajackoyah from a certified government examiner,” the petitioner claims.
In addition, the petitioner wants the court to direct all presidential candidates and other persons contesting for public offices to take a compulsory mental  assessment test by a government examiner to determine their fit to run for public office.

Okello further wants the court to direct Prof Wajackoyah, IEBC and British High Commission to  provide information as to his citizenship status so as to clarify his qualification to contest for the  the president of the Republic of Kenya.

Wajackoyah is suspected to be a British citizen even though he has denied the said claims.

The petitioner avers that this puts to question Wajackoyah’s allegiance to Kenya if elected president.Okello argues that  during some of his campaign rallies and television interviews it emerged that the Wajackoyah had at one point acquired citizenship of the United Kingdom and or had according to him become a citizen of a commonwealth country who does not require leave to enter or remain in the UK, or has indefinite leave to remain in the UK bringing to question his allegiance to Kenya as  requirement for one to run for the office of the president and in his own words, the 1 st Respondent had even at one become a member of parliament of Totten Ham in United Kingdom.

Wajackoyah also allegedly revealed he was American citizen who has never acquired Kenyan citizenship. He added that his children were born in America and are currently UK citizens who have never been in Kenya and will only visit when he is elected as President since they are now adults.

“This shows further commitments, ties and loyalty/allegiance of the 1st respondent to another country hence disqualifying him from running for the position of the president of the republic of Kenya.”