Uhuru’s lawyers defend IEBC’s decision not to hold fresh nominations

Written By: Micheal Njuguna
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Nomination are necessary for a general election and in the event the office of president becomes vacant ~ Fred Ngatia.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lawyers have defended the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s decision not to hold fresh nomination in the October 26 repeat presidential poll.

The president legal team led by Fred Ngatia argued that the fresh presidential election did not need nominations.

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Ngatia told the Supreme Court Thursday that the nominations dispute cannot be a basis for cancelling President Kenyatta’s win.

The lawyer said the process is only necessary during a general election and in the event the office of president becomes vacant.

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Ngatia further submitted that NASA’s withdrawal from the fresh presidential election was an abandonment of electoral process.

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The president lawyers have therefore asked the Supreme Court judges to dismiss the two cases filed by activists Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa and the other by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau.

More to follow…

 

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