Deputy president Dr William and the former prime minister Raila Odinga are facing legal Petitions that are seeking to prevent them from vying for the presidential seats.
The DP, on his side, is facing four petitions lodged by politician Stanley Livondo, former nominated Senator Paul Njoroge, activist Okiya Omtatah and Mr Michael Kirungia.
In the petition filed by Dr Aukot and Mr Waweru against Mr Odinga’s candidacy, they claim the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader is a public officer working as an adviser to the government pursuant to Section 8 of the Retirement Benefits (Deputy President and Designated State Of ficers) Act, 2015.
The DP is facing another battle launched by Mr Kirungia. The petitioner claims Dr Ruto is ineligible because of an alleged crime he committed under the Oaths and Statutory Declaration Act. He alleges that the DP has absconded his duties and wants the court to restrain him from using his Karen office and his official residential home to hold politi cal meetings. The petitioner says the DP has been doing “self-assigned” duties and functions other than those involving his oath of office.
According to a report by Nation, Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe promised to move to supreme court in a bid to stop the deputy president Dr William Ruto from vying in this year’s election.
He claims that Ruto and Uhuru were elected on joint ticket as deputy president and president that expires this year and in an event that the president was absent, his deputy played his role.
Follow stateupdate.co.ke for more news updates