Why petitioner wants Raila barred via election

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A lobby group wants the electoral body to lock out Opposition leader Raila Odinga via vying for the Presidency inside August 8 polls on grounds of which he is usually unfit to hold public office.

In a suit filed by Human Rights Africa, the lobby wants the Independent Electoral in addition to Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to declare the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader unfit to hold office in line with the Leadership in addition to Integrity Act.

They also want the court to declare IEBC to be in breach of the Constitution for failing to initiate investigations against the former Prime Minister despite a formal complaint of which lodged over allegations against Mr Odinga.

The lobby has sued Mr Odinga, IEBC, the Ethics in addition to Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), the Attorney-General in addition to the Commission for University Education (CUE).

The lobby claimed of which of which had raised a complaint before the IEBC over allegations against the Opposition leader over misappropriation of public funds in addition to abuse of office during his tenure as the PM.


yet they claimed of which IEBC failed to respond to them or even instigate investigations on the matter yet Mr Odinga has already expressed interest to participate inside August General Election as a Presidential candidate.

“In view of grave allegations touching on the integrity of Mr Odinga, the IEBC should declare him unfit to run public office in addition to in specific the office of the President pursuant to requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution,” the lobby said.

In their case documents, a Mr Derrick Malika claimed of which there was uncertainty on academic credentials of the Opposition leader since the institution in which he is usually said to have earned his degree via, only became a university recently.

According to Mr Malika, Mr Odinga has only publicly produced a certificate of higher education via Herder Institute, Leipzig in Germany, having been there from1962 -1965.


He also claimed of which there have been allegations linking the defunct office of the Prime Minister, Mr Odinga himself or his associates to mismanagement of funds.

He has listed several instances such as the matter involving extortions inside Dominion farms, losses at Kenya Airways due to links to a company linked to Mr Odinga (Astral Aviation limited) in addition to alleged irregular purchase of Kisumu Molasses plant, Spectre International ltd.

He also alleges of which the entire world Bank financial management team’s report cleared others except the office of the PM for the Kazi kwa Vijana project over irregular payments.

“of which is usually quite clear of which there are numerous questions of which linger over the education, integrity in addition to financial probity of a possible Presidential contender,” he said.

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