PRESIDENT KENYATTA DISMISSES HARUN MWAU’S PLEA TO STOP ELECTION.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta.

BY SAM ALFAN.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed assertions by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau over Thursday’s repeat Presidential polls.

He also urged the court to dismiss the suit.

President Kenyatta says that there is no basis for fresh nomination of candidates as prayed by Mwau.

The issues raised by Mwau, he said were conclusively and adequately dealt with by the Supreme Court in the 2013 election petition.

President Kenyatta says that fresh nominations are not required in an election under Article 140(3) on grounds that the constitution itself does not command fresh nomination for a fresh election.

“My Lord the reasons why nominations are not necessary for other presidential elections are obvious.

“The purpose of nomination is to identify the candidates to be on the ballot,” he says.

Further, the President says that it is not in the public interest to grant the orders sought adding that ballot papers have already been printed and delivered.

Mwau wants the court to stop the October 26 election arguing the electoral agency has already broken the law by gazetting names of the candidates without a mandatory nomination exercise.

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