Tuju challenges Raila’s election withdrawal in Court

Written By: George Kithuka

The Jubilee party has moved to the Supreme Court seeking to have opposition leader Raila Odinga cited for contempt.

Secretary general Raphael Tuju says it was against the law for Raila Odinga to announce his withdrawal from the repeat poll without signing the form 24 A which is the sole instrument of withdrawing from such an exercise.

This even as plans by IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati to bring President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila together to deliberate on way forward failed to bear fruits.

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Uhuru has been categorical that he will not negotiate with NASA saying Raila withdrew from the race and therefore can’t dictate terms for the Presidential election.

The uncertainty surrounding the election especially after the resignation of Commissioner Roselyn Akombe and the demand by Chairman Wafula Chebukati that those linked to the bungled August 8th election resigns putting more pressure on the Commission to deliver a credible election.

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Jubilee secretary general Raphael Tuju, argues that Chebukati is obliged by law to deliver a free and fair poll regasrdless of whether Raila has withdrawn or not.

And having decried hurdles ahead of the poll, Tuju says Chebukati ought to address the challenges he may be facing to the Supreme Court that ordered the repeat poll rather than engaging in what he termed as sideshows.

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Meanwhile Jubilee Women leaders in Narok County have called on area residents to maintain peace during the October 26th elections.

Led by Narok Woman representative Soipan Kudate the leaders maintained that the jubilee party was the only outfit committed to uniting the Country.





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