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Jubilee joins suit by trio to bar IEBC from holding repeat poll

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NMG
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NMG 

Jubilee Party and three voters will later this month face off in a suit seeking to stop the present Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners from holding the repeat presidential elections.

Brian Asin, Ben Wanasakaami, and Kevin Alwang’a have urged the High Court to bar the IEBC officials from holding the repeat elections as directed by the Supreme Court, arguing that its integrity has been put in disrepute.

High Court Judge Roselyne Aburili on Wednesday allowed the request by Jubilee Party to join the case after the court found there were sufficient reasons given.

Through lawyer Hillary Sigei, Jubilee Party said its nominated candidate, President Uhuru Kenyatta, will contest in the fresh presidential elections and therefore any decision made in the case before court will affect it.

“It is therefore in the interest of justice to join the Jubilee Party in these proceedings as an interested party,” Mr Sigei said.

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