A total of eight petitions, seven challenging President-elect William Ruto’s win in the recent election, were filed on Monday at Forodha House where the Supreme Court registry is located.

The first petition was registered by a voter who goes by the name of John Njoroge Kamau who wants the Supreme Court to clarify whether the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati erred in excluding the other commissioners during the final phase of the tallying process.

Kamau wants the court to declare that Chebukati committed election malpractices and bar him from overseeing any other election as a National Returning Officer of the IEBC.

The petition which has drawn more attention of Kenyans and the world at large is the one which the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua filed against the IEBC and William Ruto seeking the nullification of the presidential election results.

Another petition was filed by Busia Senator-elect Okiya Omtatah who also wants the presidential results annulled arguing that no presidential candidate achieved the required 50 per cent plus one threshold as stipulated in the Kenyan Constitution.

According to Omtatah, the math does not add up and the final results were not based on the absolute total number of votes cast. Omtatah also opined the final results did not also include some 140,028 votes, which he believes would change the election results, especially the 50 per cent plus one threshold.

Okiya Omtatah. PHOTO/TWITTER

Omtatah’s math places both top contenders of the presidential election below the 50 per cent mark, with Ruto garnering 49.9 per cent while Raila gained 48.3 per cent.

Renowned public interest litigant Khelef Khalifa also filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking the nullification of the presidential election results on account of massive irregularities that marred the election process.

Khelef Khalifa. PHOTO/COURTESY

Khalifa also wants the Supreme Court to order an audit of all the electoral technology applied in during the electoral process and for all petitioners to be granted access to the KIEMS kits, which he claimed were the gateway to infiltration that compromised the credibility of the election.

One presidential aspirant Reuben Kigame also filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking the declaration of the nomination and clearance of the four presidential candidates as null and void.


A lobby group known as Youth Advocacy Africa also petitioned the Supreme Court to nullify the presidential election results, claiming they had evidence that the poll outcome was manipulated in favour of a particular candidate to achieve the 50 per cent plus 1 constitutional requirement.

Another petition was filed by a lobby group comprising Juliah Nyokabi Chege, Simon Mwaura Njenga, Joseph Mutua Ndonga and a voter called David Kariuki Ngari.

All eyes are now focused on the Supreme Court with Kenyans, hoping that justice will be served for the sake of peace in the country.