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Uhuru Kenyatta now sues Raila Odinga over poll stand-off

National Super Alliance(NASA) leader Raila Odinga’s “No election” call on Thursday took a new twist after President Uhuru Kenyatta decided to sue the opposition over poll impasse.

Through his legal team,the Head of State filed a petition at the Supreme Court, seeking to have Mr Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka found guilty of contempt of court.

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The team pleaded that the Supreme court’s order for a fresh election be held within 60 days is set to be undermined by the actions of the Opposition coalition.

In a statement,Jubilee Party Secretary General Mr Raphael Tuju dismissed calls by IEBC Chariman Wafula Chebukati for a meeting with the two political players  over poll crisis.

He said while President Kenyatta might choose to meet Mr Chebukati, “they cannot change anything on the election.”

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“If it (any decision by Mr Chebukati reached between President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga) is illegal, it is null and void,” Mr Tuju was quoted by The Daily Nation.

“As a referee, he (Mr Chebukati) cannot call the teams and ask them: Hey guys, when do you want us to hold the elections? What rules should we use? In other words, there is no room for dialogue,” Mr Tuju added.

The former Rarieda MP said President Kenyatta will not meet IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati on any poll agreement.

He argued that any dispute on the presidential poll could only be handled by the Supreme Court.




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