A petition has been filed before Mombasa Law Court by three Mombasa residents compelling the Interior Ministry to declare Monday, August 29th a public holiday.
Through their lawyer Willis Oluga, the three have requested the court to issue the orders so as to allow residents of both Mombasa and Kakamega to exercise their civic duty given that Monday is a normal working day.
They further noted that failure to have a public holiday on Monday would be unfair to residents of the two counties during such an important event.
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The three petitioners are also known to have filed a separate case before the court seeking to bar the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) from extending the already suspended election past August 30th, 2022.
Hearing the application was Justice Stephen Githinji who called on the petitioners and the office of the Attorney General to file their applications before he could make a ruling.
According to the office of the Attorney General, the exact date of the elections had not yet been set at the time but speculations were being heard from various media reports.
Other than Mombasa and Kakamega gubernatorial elections that were suspended, six other elective posts of the Member of the National Assembly were suspended. They include Kitui Rural Constituency Kacheliba Constituency, Pokot South Constituency, and Rongai Constituency.