Video:Court throws out petition to stop vote tallying

The High Court has dismissed a case challenging the tallying of presidential votes by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

The three judge bench hearing the case ruled that it has no jurisdiction to make a ruling on the matter and has referred the petitioner to the Supreme Court.

A civil society group, Africa Centre for Open Governance, filed the suit this morning seeking to stop the tallying and announcing of the presidential results by the IEBC.

AFRICOG’S executive director, Gladwell Otieno said in a statement released on thursday night arguing that vote tallying should be stopped until grievances raised by political parties are heard and a credible, transparent and fair process is instituted.

The case was referred to Chief Justice Willy Mutunga for direction. The three judge bench appointed by the Chief Justice to hear the matter was made up of Judges Isaac Lenaola, Weldon Korir and David Majanja.

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