Few months ago, some top lawyers allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta, claimed that the President was sworn in late and has not finished his term of 10 years as required by the law.
Justice Anthony Mrima has now issued a landmark decision regarding the August 9th elections and their outcome.
The judge dismissed a case brought before him by former senator Njoroge to postpone the August 9th elections on the grounds that Uhuru Kenyatta has not served ten years as required by the constitution.
Justice Mrima dismissed the case on the grounds that the constitution cannot be used to overturn its own recommendations, a clear indication that Uhuru's tenure will expire in the August 9th elections. The petition requested that the August 9th elections be held in August 2023.
According to today's decision, the August 9th elections are now set in stone, unless the order is appealed to the court of appeals and then to the Supreme Court.
This means that if the case was accepted, President Uhuru Kenyatta will have been the Head of State till 2023.
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