Ahead Of October Election Rerun; Kenya Moves To Amend Law

By Factnews on 28/09/2017

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Kenya’s Ruling Jubilee Party on Thursday presented parliament with proposals intended to prevent the Supreme Court from annulling results of a coming re-run presidential election, as it did the last vote in August.
The court struck down President Uhuru Kenyatta’s poll victory then, saying there had been illegalities and irregularities in the transmission of results.
Kenya used two systems to transmit results from polling stations: paper forms and the electronic transmission of the vote tallies plus scanned copies of the forms.
The court found flaws in both.
Jubilee’s proposed amendment to election law would stop the court from invalidating results if the electronic transmission again failed to work.
The manually transmitted results would be final, a copy of the amendments, seen by Reuters on Thursday showed.
The re-run vote is scheduled for October 26 and opposition challenger Raila Odinga’s coalition said it would not take part unless the proposed changes were dropped, describing it as “sanitisation of the flaws of the Aug. 8 vote’’.
The amendments would also prevent the court from voiding an election on the grounds of non-compliance with the law, provided the poll was in line with constitutional principles and the non-compliance did not affect the result of the election.
The president, two dissenting Supreme Court judges, and some legal commentators have faulted the court’s majority ruling for failing to explain how the illegalities cited interfered with the result of the election.
Mr. Kenyatta said last week the ruling by the Supreme Court threatened to thrust the country into “judicial chaos’’, as lower courts use the precedent to invalidate other elected positions.
The dispute over the election law changes adds to a war of words ahead of the repeat election.
Mr. Odinga has called for street protests to force out senior officials from the electoral board, while Jubilee has said the election would go ahead even if Mr. Odinga’s side refuses to take part.
Hundreds of University of Nairobi students fought running battles with police around their campus, as they protested against the detention of an opposition legislator.
Paul Owino was re-arrested on Wednesday, shortly after being released on bail on charges of subversion for calling Kenyatta a “son of a dog” at a campaign rally on Sunday.
He was arraigned again in court on Thursday on new charges of an assault causing “grievous harm” to a voter during the campaign for August’s election.
(Reuters/NAN)

 

Posted on September, 28 2017

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