In a fresh challenge of the recent polls that were held on 26th of October, President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to a petition that was filed by top Kenyan based activist Mr. Okiya Omtatah seeking formation of interim government as Kenya prepares for fresh presidential election.
Other responses have been filed e.g by Attorney-General Githu Muigai and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) team.
The three respondents argue that Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction on the petition and want it dismissed.
As per the petition by Omtatah, the activist argues that the withdrawal of National Super Alliance (NASA) candidates Mr. Raila Odinga and his running mate Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka from the October 26 repeat presidential election rendered the election void.
Okiya Omtatah believes that the election repeat poll was invalid. This is because no fresh nominations were conducted by IEBC and wants the Apex Court to order the commission to organise a fresh poll in 90 days.
On the other hand, President Kenyatta has responded to Activist Omtatah saying that the move by the activist is an abuse of court process.
Mr. Kenyatta added by saying that Omtatah has failed to adduce evidence to support his claims, and as well, he validity of his relection cannot be questioned by the activist since he had gone to court even before the elections were held.