Man in court seeking ballot papers to have ‘none of the above’ option

The petitioner is seeking the introduction of 'none of the above' option on ballot papers. [File, Standard]

A petitioner has moved to court, seeking the introduction of “none of the above” option on ballot papers.

Boniface Mwai filed his petition at the Nakuru High Court on Friday, November 12.

Mwai argues that the box will provide 360-degree options for voters.

“That option (none of the above) allows voters who do not have confidence in the listed candidates to exercise their democratic right by indicating that none of the aspirants has won them over,” he said.

The petitioner wants the court to compel the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to introduce that option on ballot papers, starting with the 2022 General Election.