By our reporter
Kenya’s opposition figure Raila Odinga’s decision to drag President Uhuru Kenyatta to Supreme Court over presidential election anomalies, saw Kenya going down to Genius World Book of Records after the Court decided to annul the August election citing irregularities thus ordering for a re-run.
This was the first ever declaration made by a court in an African setting.
However, as a saying goes by ‘ What goes around comes back around’, Uhuru is also trying to make a payback after dragging his political rival to court with only six days to the repeat of election.
Uhuru’s Jubilee Party has moved to the Supreme Court seeking orders to cite NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga for contempt of court over his declaration that there will be no election on October 26, 2017.
Jubilee says that Odinga, who withdrew from the repeat election two weeks ago, has failed to comply with the Supreme Court order that directed the electoral commission to hold a fresh election within 60 days.
According to Citizen TV, in an affidavit filed Thursday afternoon by Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju, the party accuses Odinga and NASA of engaging in “illegal, unlawful and disrespectful conduct.”
Tuju states that after the apex court issued orders for a fresh election, the NASA coalition embarked on a “calculated scheme in order to ensure that the fresh election set for 26 October 2017 do not take place.”
The Jubilee head cites the weekly anti-IEBC demos and NASA’s ‘irreducible minimum” demands as some of the unlawful measures the Odinga-led team has employed to try and block the repeat election.
Jubilee further highlights the recent attacks on IEBC constituency officials in perceived opposition strongholds to justify claims that NASA leaders are out to block the repeat election at all costs.