The petition was filed on-line Monday morning with a bodily copy anticipated to reach on the court docket’s registry in Nairobi earlier than the 2p native time deadline.
Odinga’s Azimio La Umoja (Aspiration to Unite) coalition claimed it had sufficient proof within the petition to show misconduct by the electoral fee after the August ninth presidential election that resulted in a slender win for Deputy President William Ruto. The Impartial Electoral and Boundaries Fee’s outcomes mentioned Ruto, 55, gained with 50.49% of the vote in opposition to Odinga’s 48.85%.
That is Odinga’s fifth time operating and third time difficult his loss in presidential elections by the Supreme Courtroom, having filed a case after the final two elections in 2013 and 2017. In 2017, the Supreme Courtroom ordered a re-election to be held, which was boycotted by Odinga who once more misplaced to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Now we have a powerful petition and we’re hopeful that it’ll undergo,” Maanzo advised CNN on Monday. “We’re asking the court docket to resolve if the structure was adopted in declaring the presidential outcomes. If it was not throughout the structure, then it’s null and void.”
The Supreme Courtroom has 14 days from Monday to listen to Odinga’s case and ship a verdict. If the seven judges rule in favor of 77-year-old Odinga, they might order a recount of votes, a recent election, or award Odinga the presidency.