Raila makes another request to the Supreme Court

The NASA leader filed another response before the Supreme Court requesting that....

In a response filed before the Supreme Court,Odinga wants Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot to be part of the repeat polls slated for October 17.

Odinga said it was discriminatory to lock out Aukot from the race after he participated in the August 8 election.

He termed the gazette notice issued by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which stated that the poll would only be between himself and President Uhuru Kenyatta as unconstitutional.

"The gazette notice is discriminatory, unconstitutional and, therefore, invalid, null and void," Odinga stated.

Chief Justice David Maraga is set to name the judges for Thursday’s hearing of the case in which Dr Aukot wants to be included in the repeat polls.

Dr Aukot filed a petition where he faulted the IEBC for limiting the number of candidates who will participate in the fresh election to two

However President Kenyatta wants Aukot barred from participating in the repeat elections.

In a response to the case filed by Aukot, Kenyatta last week argued that the repeat poll will be between the petitioners who challenged the election and the president-elect, adding that Aukot had conceded defeat after the August 8 election.

Aukot has however argued that he has a direct, legitimate and inalienable constitutional right to participate in the fresh poll and the failure to include him in the ballot is a violation of his rights and those of his supporters.

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