Azimio files petition at the Supreme Court against Kenya Kwanza’s win of August 2022 elections
Azimio petitions Kenya Kwanza’s win at the Supreme Court.
Azimio Coalition has finally presented evidence at the Milimani Law Courts against Kenya Kwanza’s election victory. The coalition through its lawyers argues that the recently concluded election was not free or fair.
Azimio’s flagbearers comprising of Raila Odinga and Martha Karua, accompanied by Kalonzo Musyoka arrived at the Milimani Law Courts a few minutes to 1 A.M. The team, together with their legal representatives who are led by Siaya County Governor-elect James Orengo and several advocates, assisted by former Attorney-General Amos Wako as the legal advisor, In-coming Kisumu Senator Prof Tom Ojienda and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) case lawyer Paul Mwangi have presented their evidence at the Courts which include form 34B and 34C from the elections held on the 9th of August 2022.
While speaking at a ceremony at JTM Donholm in Nairobi yesterday, the former prime minister referred to the legal procedure as a “moment of truth”. He compared himself to the Biblical David and pledged to overcome the upcoming obstacle.
Kenyans spoke in unison on August 9 and the Azimio flag-bearer said the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was attempting to silence their voices.
He cited the late Bishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, in saying that promoting national unity depends on telling the truth.
“God is talking to David and telling him to pursue them. We shall pursue them conquer them and and rescue all the people. Without truth, there can be no justice, without justice, there can be no peace, and without peace, there will be no reconciliation. We already know the truth ourselves and we are going to show it openly starting tomorrow in court,” he stated.
Speaking on August 21, former Attorney General Amos Wako confirmed that he was a member of Raila’s legal team and said that Senior Counsel James Orengo and he had studied the files one last time before it was given to the coalition’s attorneys for submission to the Supreme Court registry.
He promised that the petition would be submitted before the Judiciary’s deadline and said that they had a compelling argument.
“Being a senior counsel, they asked me to go travel to Nairobi so that I can have a look at the work that the lawyers have compiled. They also called on other senior counsels like Orengo and once we give the green light, then the petition will be submitted in court. I assure you that it will be filed by Monday, August 22.”
Article 140 of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) stipulates that a presidential petition should be filed within a week of the announcement of the outcome of a General Election.
“A person may file a petition in the Supreme Court to challenge the election of the President-elect within seven days after the date of the declaration of the results of the presidential election,” reads Article 140.