Case filed to stop Raila from running for president in August elections.

Azimio la umoja leader, Raila Odinga presidential candidacy at the White House in Kenya is still unknown after a request to be barred from running for president in the August 9 election.

In his application to the Supreme Court, Third Thirdway Alliance leader Dr Ekuru Aukot argued that the former prime minister was a government official and should have resigned before announcing his candidacy for the presidency

In addition, Aukot included Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi in the petition.

The leader explained that the three politicians are benefiting from the government by making them government officials.

“It follows that the provisions of Section 43 (5) of the Electoral Act of 2011 which require public officials to resign and section 137 which prohibits public officials from running for the presidency have the effect of disqualifying the 2nd to 4th candidate from running for office. to the president. “

“Therefore 2, 3 and 4 Respondents are not eligible to run for the Presidency in terms of Article 8 of Act No. 8 of 2015 – Retirement Payment Benefits (Vice President and Officials of ‘Designated States) and Article 137 (2)’. , read the request in part.

In addition, Aukot asked the court to rule on the matter urgently citing the election deadlines set by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

“It is very important for this court to rule on this matter quickly as the election deadlines have already been issued and the victims can be approved or elected,” he said.

He said it would be illegal for all three to be cleared, citing the 2011 election law. Raila Odinga and William Ruto respectively.

“Approve the illegal conflict of interest which the three of them include as dynamic politicians while enjoying the privileges reserved for retired public servants,” Aukot said in a statement.

All public servants who are interested in political seats in the August 9 election have been asked to resign by February 9, as mandated by the IEBC.

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