Few months ago, Raila Odinga opened up on how President Uhuru decided to save him from going to prison for treason charges after swearing himself in as the people’s president following the 2017 election. Raila said that Uhuru had the option of ordering for his arrest and prosecution to face treason charges, but instead opted for peace.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga faces a hurdle in his quest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta as the fifth president of the republic after a petition was filed to block his candidature in the August 9 general elections. George Bush and John Kenga filed the petition at the High Court citing Raila's 2018 swearing ceremony as the people's president and argued that his actions amount to treason thus he should be declared unfit to contest.
A month after nominated Member of Parliament David ole Sankok said he would sue Raila over his 2018 swearing in as people's president, a petition has been filed to prevent him from running for presidency. The petitioners, George Bush and John Kenga, also want the court to order the Director of Criminal Investigation, George Kinoti, the Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji, and the Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, to charge Raila with on criminal charges.
Despite of endorsement and sleepless campaigns, the ODM leader, Raila Odinga and DP William Ruto might be locked out of the Head of State race prior to the upcoming August 9th polls. Since both are facing legal hurdles and a total of six pending cases in High Court filed by there petitioners.
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Despite increased campaigning and endorsements, Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga face unique legal obstacles in their bids to win the presidency. The combined six cases before the High Court concern constitutional interpretation and the eligibility of Dr Ruto and Mr Odinga. If the court decides in favor of the petitioners, Dr Ruto, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance candidate, and Mr Odinga, the flagbearer of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party, may be barred from the presidential campaign.
Raila Odinga has once again received a setback after two other people moved to court to stop his bid. This has come at a time when Raila Odinga is enjoying massive support from the state and many leaders including governors. Yesterday, ODM leader met with not less than 30 governors who endorsed him for the top seat.
Despite endorsements and sleepless campaigns, ODM leader Raila Odinga and DP William Ruto may be ruled out of the contest for President before the August 9th elections. Both are up against legal obstacles, with six outstanding cases in the High Court filed by their petitioners. As a result, if the court rules in favor of their petitioners, the former Prime Minister and Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate will be barred from running for the presidency.
The petitioners, George Bush, and John Kenga need the court to declare Raila unfit to run for the country's seat, saying his activities on January 30, 2018, were an injustice. In their court filings, the lawyers claim that it would be illegal for the official candidate of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party to campaign for the post, despite having participated in an illegal protest.
President Uhuru Kenyatta's handshake partner Honorable Raila Odinga has suffered another huge blow today after two petitioners allied Dp Ruto moved to court to stop him from participating in the fourth coming elections for the top seat. This comes only a week after nominated Member of Parliament David ole Sankok promised to take Raila to court over his 2018 swearing-in as the peoples’ president.
Former prime minister Raila Odinga is looking forward to becoming the 5th president, and this looks much better as not less than 30 governors endorsed him yesterday. But now, he has received another setback after a petition was filled in court to stop his presidential bid. The petitioners, George Bush and John Kenga, also want the court to compel Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti, Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to institute criminal charges against Raila.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga [Courtesy] Two Kenyans have mounted a hurdle in the way of ODM party leader Raila Odinga ahead of the forthcoming General Elections. The two petitioners now seek to bar Raila from contesting in the August 9 presidential election. The two, John Kenga and George Bush, files a petition barely one week after the nominated MP David ole Sankok said that he would take Raila to court over his mock swearing-in as the Kenya's peoples’ president in 2018.
Previous state leader Raila Odinga is anticipating turning into the fifth president, and this looks much preferred as not less over 30 lead representatives embraced him yesterday. In any case, presently, he has gotten one more misfortune after a request was filled in court to stop his official bid.