9 key issues that will determine Supreme Court’s verdict on 2022 presidential election petition
The Supreme Court of Kenya has set nine key issued that will guide its ruling in the presidential election petition that was filed by nine Kenyans including Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga. and his deputy Martha Karua.
The issues are
- Whether What relieves and orders can the court grant.
- Whether the President-elect, William Ruto got 50 percent plus one (50%+1).
- Whether the technology deployed by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) met the standards of integrity, verifiability, transparency to guarantee credibility of the election results.
- Whether IEBC carried out its mandate in accordance with Article 138(3) and 138(10) of the Kenyan Constitution.
- Whether there were unexplained discrepancies between votes cast.
- Whether the postponement of gubernatorial, parliamentary and MCA elections in sections of the country resulted in voter suppression to the detriment of Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition.
- Whether there were differences between Form 34A on the IEBC portal, Form 34A at the National Tallying Centre, Bomas of Kenya and Form 34A with the agents at the polling stations.
- Whether there was interference of Form 34As from the polling stations to the IEBC portal.
The seven-bench judge led by Chief Justice Martha Karambu Koome will deliver its ruling on the petition on or before September 5, 2022.