Jaguar in court to seek declaration of poll result

Starehe MP Charles Njagua aka Jaguar yesterday moved to court seeking orders to compel Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to pronounce the presidential results without results from four counties in Luo Nyanza where a repeat was set for today then postponed again.

According to the first time legislator and musician, the four counties intentionally prevented the officers of the poll agency from proceeding with the said exercise. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati on Thursday cancelled the repeat elections in Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu and Siaya over security concerns and said a repeat exercise will conducted today.

Njagua (pictured), however, claims the cancellation will lead to confusion on the issue of when the seven days upon which a declaration of the result ought to be made and thus land the country into crisis.

Justice John Mativo directed him to file and serve Chebukati and IEBC for ‘inter parties’ hearing on matters of Jurisdiction on Monday. Meanwhile, in the same court, a seventh day Adventist member has sued Chebukati and IEBC over the repeat elections that are set to be held today in the said four counties.

Gesbon Oyieko Omollo wants IEBC restrained from conducting the repeat polls in the said counties today saying it is a day for worship for members of SDA. Justice Mativo directed him to file and serve the respondents and come back on Monday for ‘inter parties’ hearing.

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