Petition filed to block Ruto's swearing-in if elected President

Petition filed to block Ruto's swearing-in if elected President

  • Through lawyer Kibe Mungai, 11 petitioners argue that the swearing-in of Ruto and Gachagus would be a violation of the Constitution.

A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking to bar the swearing in of UDA Presidential candidate William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua in case they clinch the presidency in the August 9th, General Election.

Through lawyer Kibe Mungai, 11 petitioners argue that the swearing-in of Ruto and Gachagus would be a violation of the Constitution.

They claim that the two do not pass the integrity test as enshrined in Chapter Six of the Constitution.

“Given the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution, swearing in of the 1st and 2nd Respondents to office will constitute a flagrant violation of Articles 3, 4 and 10 of the Constitution,” reads the petition.

“Unless and until this Honourable Court has determined the constitutionality of the registration and gazettement of the 1st and 2nd Respondents as candidates, it would amount to aiding and abetting illegalities if the Respondents are sworn into office in the event that they get elected.”

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