Opposition to file New Petition over IEBC Decision

The repeat presidential election could be delayed after...

One of Kenya’s leading opposition parties has promised to move to court and file a fresh petition regarding the 2017 repeat election.

On Monday, the IEBC announced that the repeat polls would be held on the 17th of October.

IEBC further announced that it would allow President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga as the sole presidential candidates.

The decision by the polls body, however, is expected to form the basis of another legal showdown as Opposition party Third Way Alliance promised to file a fresh petition challenging the decision by the Wafula Chekuati-led commission.

Thirdway Alliance Presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot complained that the IEBC had erred in locking out some candidates in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that the August 8 election was “null and void”.

“Decision by @IEBCKenya to lock other presidential candidates out of #FreshElections is invalid, illegal, null & void we are headed to Court,” Aukot announced.

The electoral commission has relied on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the 2017 election which stated that repeat elections would be between the first two leading candidates.

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