In the country, campaigns are now at the beak after the candidates vying for the presidential bid had been cleared by the national court of law. This afternoon it is unfortunate that the Honorable Justice A.C. Mrima of the High Court has ruled that the General Elections Regulation 18c of 2017 is not in line with the Constitution of Kenya.
That means that the clearance of the four presidential candidates:United Democratic Alliance Party Leader DP Ruto, Azimio la Umoja party leader Raila Odinga, roots party leader George Wajackoya and Wahihiga is illegal, and does not count.
This has made the Court decide that it is against the Data Protection Act and Articles 38, 83(3), and 137 to ask candidates for copies of their IDs.
Ekuru Aukot brought the case in his appeal saying that the respondents IEBC messed up the 2022 presidential election by using a subjective selection process that was against the constitution and by putting in place Article 137 requirements that went beyond what the constitution allows.
"It is therefore urgent and important that this honorable court rule on the grave constitutional violations listed here, because letting the presidential elections go on after such a flawed process would be a coup against the people and constitution of Kenya.
The commission dealt with presidential candidates in different ways, and Chebukati turned down the applications of some candidates because they didn't have enough lists of supporters or copies of their IDs.." said Ekuru Aukot
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