Kenya's top court to hear petition to postpone election

Posted October 25, 2017

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Kenya's Supreme Court plans to hear last-minute arguments that Thursday's presidential election should be postponed because a free and fair vote can not be guaranteed.

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won August's poll, but opposition leader, Raila Odinga, went to court over alleged fraud and demanded a rerun, which he was granted. Violence has broken out between police and protesters as authorities banned demonstrations in Kenya's largest cities last week.

The court hearing will occur even though Kenya's interior ministry has declared Wednesday and Thursday to be public holidays.

The court will hear a case brought by three Kenyans who are urging that the elections be postponed until the electoral commission can hold free and fair elections, as is mandated by the constitution.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday led the country in national prayers, calling on Kenyans to maintain peace ahead of the October 26 repeat presidential elections.

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Khalifa said the chairman of the electoral commission has stated he can not guarantee a credible election.

"We have not told people to demonstrate on polling day, we have not said that at all".

In his petition before the court, Pkosing argued that NASA leaders, by withdrawing their candidature from the fresh election were seeking to capture the Presidency through a crisis, triggered by failure to conduct the repeat presidential election within 60 days as ordered by the Supreme Court.

A police officer told The Associated Press that he and his colleagues were firing blanks.

The lawyers said it is a constitutional fallacy to entertain talks of a caretaker government or one to be led by any other person other than the president who was sworn in after the last election.

The Judge acknowledged that there is an active and critical ongoing presidential process in the country and if Pkosing's orders are granted, the court will be going overboard in determining the question of validity of the same process way beyond its jurisdiction.