Moses Kuria files petition challenging Raila’s case at Supreme Court

Monday, August 22nd, 2022 17:16 | By
Moses Kuria files petition challenging Raila's case at Supreme Court
Outgoing Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria at a past press conference. PHOTO/Moses Kuria/Facebook

Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party leader Moses Kuria and former Mbeere South MP Geoffrey King'ang'i have filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking dismissal of Azimio leader Raila Odinga's suit on the election of William Ruto as president.

In the petition, Kuria and King'ang'i want the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Martha Koome to dismiss the case filed by the Azimio presidential candidate and his running mate Martha Karua over the violence that occurred at Bomas of Kenya during the tallying of votes.

Moses Kuria accuses Azimio of election malpractice

The duo insists that the Apex Court should not entertain the Azimio petition against Ruto and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The two outgoing MPs claim that Odinga's Chief Agents led by Saitabao Kanchory and others caused violence at the national tallying centre.

According to the politicians, Odinga and other Azimio politicians intended to use violence to subvert the will of the people and democratic order.

"A declaration that the Respondents’ (Odinga and Azimio party) direct or indirect actions of August 13 and 14,2022 at the Presidential Election Tallying centre were aimed at obstructing or hindering the IEBC from execution of its lawful duties in respect of the Presidential election held on August 9, 2022, thus in violation of the Constitution, the Elections Act and the Code of Electoral Conduct," the petition read in part.

Kuria and King'ang'i also want the court to compel the Director of Criminal Investigations and the Director of Public Prosecutions to commence investigations over the alleged violence caused by Odinga "in person as well as the actions of the agents of Azimio with a view of preferring criminal charges for the commission of electoral offences under the Elections Offences Act".

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