Judiciary favouring Opposition, Jubilee Party leaders claim

Jubilee Party leaders have accused the Judiciary of bias in favour of the Opposition. Secretary general Raphael Tuju raised concerns over the delay by the Supreme Court to expedite their case filed eight days ago.

Tuju questioned the rationale of expediting the case filed by Khelef Khalifa, Samwel Mohochi and Gacheke Gachihi seeking to postpone today’s election as urgent and to be heard within 48 hours while their case regarding threat to Kenyans voters delayed by eight days.

“It is surprising and remarkable that a case that was filed by National Super Alliance (Nasa) surrogates on Tuesday was scheduled for hearing only a date later while a case filed by Jubilee Party was scheduled for hearing after election,” he said.

Speaking at a city hotel, Tuju said the party filed a case against Nasa presidential candidates on matters of contempt of court and threat to voters as voiced by Raila Odinga and Governors of Kisumu, Siaya, Migori and Homa Bay.

In the affidavit, Tuju narrates a series of activities by the Nasa leaders, which he submits prove that they were disrespectful of the court’s order. He called on the Supreme Court to treat all Kenyans equally and fairly without favour in their execution of the law.

Tuju, former Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro, Maina Kamanda (nominated), former Budalangi and Garsen lawmakers Ababu Namwamba and Danson Mungatana respectively also warned the youth against disrupting todays elections.

“We want to issue a direct warning to youth in Siaya, Kisumu, Migori, Homa Bay and other parts of the country against obstructing voters. The party will take serious legal action against any individual who obstructs or harasses any of our supporters who decide to exercise their constitutional and democratic right to vote today,” said Tuju.

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