The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman, Ahmed Issack Hassan says the presidential election petition filed by Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Saturday challenging the 2013 Kenya election results as lacking in fact and in law,Citizen News reports
Odinga handed in his petition at the Supreme court of Kenya on Saturday .In the petition ,he claims that the results of Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2013 Kenya Election were manipulated.
Mr Kenyatta beat Mr Odinga comfortably by 50.07% to 43.28% on 4 March, avoiding a run-off by only 8,100 votes.
Hassan, who is the second respondent in the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) petition challenging the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the outright winner of the presidential elections, said that the petition has failed to satisfy the constitutional requirements.
Hassan faulted Odinga for failing to “ventilate a set of bona fide factual matrix that bring the results of March 4th, 2013 elections within the purview of Article 140 of the Constitution.”
In the response drafted by Iseme, Kamau and Maema Advocates and signed by the IEBC chair, Hassan termed the petition as a “bare complaint” which cannot be the “basis of nullifying the presidential elections.”
Hassan argues that the court should dismiss the petition as it does not represent the public interest.