KOT react to Mwau’s petition on repeat presidential poll
A petition filed by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau at the Supreme Court challenging the just concluded repeat presidential election has evoked varied reactions from Kenyans on Twitter.
Mr Mwau filed the petition on Monday, hours to the midnight deadline to any persons wanting to contest President Uhuru Kenyatta being declared the winner of the repeat elections.
Mr Mwau says the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) violated the law by failing to subject candidates to nominations.
“By refusing to conduct fresh nominations, IEBC and its chairman (Wafula) Chebukati violated the Constitution, thereby denying citizens the right to vote or stand for the election,” Mr Mwau says.
Kenyans on Twitter were divided on whether the petition by the former legislator was a blessing or not.
Ex-Kilome MP Harun Mwau is acting a naughty father to uhuru Kenyatta. Ameweka turungi sabuni na chumvi
— Stephen nzioka (@StexienNzioka) November 7, 2017
Why are ppl celebrating petition filed by Ex-Kilome MP Harun Mwau? even a monkey can tell that this petition has no weight.
— Lamborghini Baby! (@Cindyjay54) November 6, 2017
Ex-Kilome MP Harun Mwau I will always remember you with fellow Kenyans of goodwill for fighting ELECTORAL INJUSTICES
— ItsKioko (@LordShadyKe) November 6, 2017
Ex-Kilome MP Harun Mwau ameunguza bet ya jubilee last minute ( ninety "tuth" minute) . Reactions right now: pic.twitter.com/igRZYJ5LbR
— Paulo Mtangazaji (@PauloMtangazaji) November 6, 2017
The clock was ticking much faster but Ex-Kilome Mp Harun Mwau saved the day. Thank you Sir
— Julian naliaka ?? (@julian_naliaka) November 6, 2017
I love Nasarites selective amnesia on matters of integrity when people like EX-Kilome MP Harun Mwau support their cause #PollPetitionKe
— Sahara Princess???? (@saharex) November 6, 2017
Ex-kilome Mp Harun Mwau History will remember you for the courage, esp on the right sidd
— Jadiel_muchui (@JadielMuchui) November 6, 2017
And the good thing about Ex-Kilome MP Harun Mwau is that he has the stamina to hire any dream team of lawyers and pay them heavily
— Ted Onyango (@Ted_Onyango) November 6, 2017