Supreme Court rejects paupers’ petition against Uhuru’s win


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The Supreme Court has rejected a pauper’s application challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the repeat election.

It said the application by George Bush and John Chengo lacks the legal threshold to be admitted.


Bush and Chengo wanted the court to allow them file the petition without paying the mandatory Sh1.5 million court fees, arguing that they are paupers.

They claimed that they live in a mud-walled house in Huruma and attached their Mpesa statements to show their poor status.


They argued that the withdrawal of NASA leaders from the race affected the polls.

They also said the fact that there were no elections in 25 constituencies affected the outcome.

But the deputy registrar Daniel ole Kantai said their application failed to meet the legal threshold set for filing a presidential election petition.

Monday marked the deadline to file a petition challenging the October 26 repeat presidential election.

Should Uhuru’s win be upheld, he is expected to be sworn in on November 14.


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