Blow To Kigame’s Presidential Bid As Court Of Appeal Suspends High Court Ruling

Reuben Kigame. Image Courtesy

The Court of Appeal has suspended High Court order that directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to clear Reuben Kigame to contest for Presidency in the August General elections,

IEBC commision had appealed a High Court ruling as the courts directive would have cost Kenyans more than Sh 971 Million for Paul Kigame’s name to be included on the presidential ballot paper

Read: IEBC Appeals Reuben Kigame’s Costly High Court Win

The commission’s Chairman had differed with High Court Judge Anthony Mrima ruled on Monday, July 18the ruling , as Kigame did not meet the constitutional requirement for all presidential candidates

“Requirement to be nominated by at least 48,000 supporters is thus a constitutional requirement whose non-compliance renders the nomination papers invalid. In the present case, the decision of the Returning Officer was based on the fact that Mr. Kigame had only presented a list of 1,013 supporters as at 25th May, 2022 which was the set deadline for submission of the list of nominating supporters.

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