Raila Odinga, Karua file case challenging Ruto’s win with truck full of documents

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Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga(center), his running mate Martha Karua and other Azimio politicians heading to Milimani Law Courts. Photo/Sam Alfan

The battle for the top seat has now reached the Supreme Court after Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua filed a petition seeking to have William Ruto’s win declared null and void.

Azimio supporters had flooded Milimani Law Courts on the morning of 22nd August chanting solidarity songs and “we want justice” before their leader and other Azimio lawmakers arrived at noon.

Raila is seeking a declaration that President-elect William Ruto did not meet the constitutional threshold of attaining 50%+1 of all the votes cast in the recent general elections.

Azimio la Umoja supporters outside Milimani Law Courts during filing of presidential election petition. Photo/Sam Alfan.

The duo also want the Supreme Court to quash the certificate issued to the president-elect and gazette notice No.9773 declaring him as president elect.

In their petition, the Azimio leaders want the court to declare that Kenya Kwanza candidate come president-elect, William Ruto was not validly declared as a president elect and that the declaration by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati on 15th  August is null and void.

The petitioners also want the Supreme Court to direct IEBC to organise and conduct fresh presidential election in strict conformity with the constitution and the elections act.

The pair is also seeking summons to be issued to the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti to produce statements, photographs, reports, equipment, laptops, phones and other gadgets and any other material connected/related to the conduct of the elections and found in possession of the Venezuela nationals arrested at JKIA. 

Azimio brought to the court a truck full of documents which they intend to rely on in the case.

This time, the presidential petition will be heard at the Milimani Law Courts since the Supreme Court is under renovation.