Kenyatta sues Raila Odinga over poll impasse

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has filed contempt of court case against Nasa leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka on their no elections call.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has filed contempt of court case against Nasa leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka on their no elections call.

The case was filed on Thursday at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, according to Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper.

Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said after the apex court ordered a fresh presidential election within 60 days after it annulled President Kenyatta’s August 8 win, Odinga and Musyoka had been in contempt.

But despite the order, Tuju said, Odinga had written a letter of withdrawal from the race but failed to sign the requisite form.

Further, he said, Nasa leaders and supporters had obstructed the training of election officials in Odinga’s Nyanza strongholds.

The ruling party specifically cited governors Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o of Kisumu and Siaya’s Cornel Rasanga for leading disruption of election commission (IEBC) polls officials training.

In a statement, Tuju also dismissed IEBC calls for a meeting with the Head of State over the poll impasse.

He said while President Kenyatta might choose to meet IEBC chief Wafula Chebukati, “they cannot change anything on the election.

Agencies

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