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High Court Throws Out Sonko's Case

The High Court has determined that it lacks the authority to judge candidates' integrity issues. The decision was made on Friday in Nairobi by judges David Majanja, Murungi Thande, and Enock Mwota.

The judges concluded that the petitions submitted by human rights organizations and activist Okiya Omutatah were of a broad nature and had not raised any specific integrity concerns.

The applications submitted to them to decide whether Mr. Mike Sonko, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama, and UDA Kiambu senatorial candidate Karungo Thang'wa should be prohibited from running in the general election are also deemed premature, according to the petitioners.

The courts ruled that pre-election challenges should be resolved by the IEBC tribunal, thus the three are still prohibited from running in the elections in August. The judges stated that Chapter Six on integrity issues was being standardized by the Katiba Institute and other human rights organizations. Justice Majanja declared that "We lack authority to examine the petition on integrity problems involving Sonko and others."

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David Majanja Enock Mwota Karungo Thang'wa Mike Sonko Murungi Thande


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