President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won a repeat election boycotted by his main challenger Raila Odinga , faces a tough two days before he knows whether he will begin a second term or wait for another Supreme Court ruling on whether or not he won fairly.
Monday is the set constitutional deadline within which a petitioner can challenge a presidential win. Mr Kenyatta was declared winner of the repeat poll on September 30.
In the rerun held on October 26 and boycotted by Nasa, Mr Kenyatta was declared winner with a 7.4 million votes, representing 98 per cent of the turnout.
When he received his certificate from IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, a cautious President Kenyatta did not spell out his agenda or engage his rivals, saying he would only do so once legal issues around his re-election were cleared.
The scale of the challenge that lies ahead was revealed Friday when Mr Odinga’s Nasa started what it called a campaign of economic liberation by asking its supporters to boycott products and services of firms it claimed helped to subvert the election. This include safaricom telecommunications company. Other firms include Brookside, bidco.
2 senior constitutional lawyers have warned that there are enough grounds to nullify the election, again.
Mr Nzamba Kitonga, who led the team of experts that drafted the 2010 constitution.
Moi University law scholar Mutakha Kang’u said there were “a lot of illegalities and irregularities” noted in forms 34A and 34B in the repeat election.