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Blow for Aukot after Maraga’s new decision

This is not my role!

The CJ has argued that the Supreme Court, into which the matter was taken by the petitioner, has no jurisdiction to hear and determine the issues raised by Dr Aukot.

Constitutionally, the Supreme Court is mandated to hear and settle all election disputes related to the presidential elections and whether a candidate should be allowed to contest falls under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

Dr Aukot had sued the Wafula Chebukati led Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), demanding that he should be on the ballot for the repeat presidential elections slated for October 17.

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The petitioner had argued that the IEBC failed to execute all the orders the Supreme Court granted the Raila Odinga led team in the Presidential Petition which sought to annul the reelection of President Kenyatta.

The IEBC on its part, maintained that only Mr Kenyatta and Raila Odinga will be on the ballot, a move which aggrieved Dr Aukot, as he was left out as a candidate, despite his being on the ballot in the bungled August 8 polls.

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