Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Supreme Court halts High Court orders clearing Reuben Kigame

The Supreme Court of Kenya has halted a previous ruling by the High Court clearing Presidential candidate Reuben Kigame ahead of the coming elections.

Passing the ruling were judges Wanjiru Karanja, Hellen Omondi, and Francis Tuiyott who noted that the orders will stay in place until when a case by the Independence Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) is heard and determined.

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The ruling follows a successful application by the Commission which noted that Reuben Kigame failed to meet the 48,000 signature threshold required by all candidates vying for the Presidential seat.

High Court Judge Mrima has ordered IEBC to accept Kigame’s application ahead of the elections, a judgment that was welcomed by the candidate before crying foul over the appeal filed by IEBC.

“How can State House Kenya be silent about the violation of my rights as a citizen in the glare of the Mr hi international community? How can the Attorney General be silent at this time? How can our Chief Justice be silent? What’s going on? Where is LSK? Where is civil society?”

“I have done my best to be patient and respectful to our govt, IEBC Kenya, and Chebukati as my returning officer for the presidential election, but I am not sure I deserve what this country is doing to me! How can they appeal against Monday’s court ruling? Where is my dignity?” said Kigame

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