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8 firm Petitions to dispute the Presidential Results

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Azimio leaders led by Raila Odinga and Martha Karua, among other 7 individuals filed 8 petitions at the supreme court, disputing the Presidential Results.

Earlier on Monday, the Supreme Court registry at Forodha House Nairobi was flooded as a rush to beat the presidential petition deadline grew intense causing a scramble.

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Presidential candidates of Azimio, Raila and Ruto Petitions at the Supreme Court.

Raila and Karua, filed an appeal against IEBC’s chairperson Wafula Chebukati, commissioners, and William Ruto, asking the court to declare the 2022 Presidential Election results pronounced on August 15 as null and void.

In a separate petition, Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah also sought to challenge the results of the Presidential election announced by IEBC, stating that no candidate achieved the 50% plus one entry outlined in the constitution.

The Human Rights activist Okiya claimed that the math does not add up and that the final results were not based on the absolute total number of votes cast and did not factor in some 140, 028 votes which he says would alter the outcome of the final results and particularly the constitutional 50%+1 threshold.

The Busia Senator’s arithmetic in the petition placed all candidates below the 50 percent mark with William Ruto scoring 49.9 percent and Raila Odinga 48.3 percent.

Khelef Khalifa a public interest petitioner also submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court seeking the nullification of the presidential election results.

Khalifa was prominent in the 2017 election petition that saw the Supreme Court nullify the presidential election results.

Khalifa is expecting the Supreme Court to cancel the 2022 Presidential results as he claims it was tainted with election malpractice.
Khalifa also asked the court to order an audit for all the electoral technology utilized in the August election and for all petitioners to be allowed access KIEMS kits, claiming infiltration which affected the credibility of the election outcomes.

Reuben Kagame, a Presidential contender who was disqualified for failing to secure clearance, and also a gospel artist, filed a petition asking the supreme court to declare the nomination and clearance of the four presidential candidates as null and void.

The first petition of the day was by a voter named John Njoroge Kamau, who sought the court’s clarification on whether the IEBC chairman Chebukati accusations of excluding other commissioners in the final tally.

He also wanted the seven-judge bench to declare that Chebukati committed election-related irregularities and barred him from participating in another election as a national returning officer.

Also presenting their grievance at the registry was a lobby group Youth Advocacy Africa which called for the nullification of the presidential election results claiming to have evidence that there was manipulation of the poll outcome to force a 50%+1 threshold.

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Another group that filed a petition at the supreme court comprised Juliah Nyokabi Chege, Joseph Mutua Ndonga and Simon Mwaura Njenga, and one more voter named David Kariuki Ngari.

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