August 15, 2022

  • The High Court has nullified a law that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) used to bar Mwangi Wa Iria and Reuben Kigame from contesting for the presidency in the August 9 polls.

    Delivering the ruling on Tuesday, July 5, Justice Anthony Mrima noted that IEBC erred in disqualifying the aspirants on flimsy grounds such as lack of signatures of supporters.

    Justice Mrima declared the requirement for candidates to present copies of IDs of supporters as from at least 24 counties was unconstitutional.

    He added that the requirements were in contravention of the Data Protection Act.

    ” A declaration is hereby issued that the regulations 18 (2)(c), 24 (2)(c) and (36(2)(c) of the Elections (General) Regulation, 2012 (as amended in 2017) are in contravention of Articles 2(4), 10, 27, 38(3), 83(3), 99 (1)(c) ,137(1)(d) and 193 (1)(c) of the constitution,” ruled Justice Mrima.

    More to follow…

  • Source: kENYANS.CO.KE

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