Prominent Lawyer Donald Kipkorir has argued that Jubilee Party might lose seats after The Supreme Court releases full judgement
He says the country might face a series of by-elections following the several petitions filed in court
Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party may lose some seats in the National assembly and the Senate after the Supreme Court releases its full judgement, argues prominent Lawyer David Kipkorir.
Through his Facebook page, Donald days that most petitions were filed after the decision by the Supreme Court to nullify presidential election results, which may lead to by-elections, which may result in Jubilee losing some seats it had already won.
Here is his Facebook post:
“Far Reaching Consequences Of Supreme Court Judgment
This week, our Supreme Court will render its full judgment giving the ratio decidendi for its conclusions. The judgment will forever alter the election laws and electoral processes in Kenya and Africa.
The judgment of the Supreme Court is binding on all Courts, Institutions & individuals in Kenya. In its detailed judgment, if the Supreme Court sets out that IEBC conducted the Presidential Elections fraudulently, recklessly and criminally, then all pending Petitions will succeed.
31 out of 47 Counties have gubernatorial Petitions. Of 290 Parliamentary Seats, there are 92 Petitions. With continued onslaught of the Judiciary by Jubilee Politicians, Jubilee Party may end up holding the short end of the stick in the Petitions outcome.
The By-Elections that will be held in June, 2018, will be Mini General Elections. Between now and then, Kenya will basically be in perpetual campaign mood.
And IEBC now and in future, will be obligated to be truly independent. Never again will it be an appendage of any political party nor its officials be party surrogates. Once one takes oath of office in IEBC, the oath will be real.
And across Africa, Presidents will no longer rest easy on incumbency. To CJ David Maraga, Justices Mwilu, Wanjala and Lenaola, your names are written in the stars.
PS. Threats to whittle Supreme Court power are by MPs are empty threats. Parliament has no such power. Judiciary can only be altered in its powers by National Referendum.”
The lawyer also argued that Kenya’s political future will never be the same again after the full judgement is released, and that other African countries will try to emulate Kenya’s move of annulling presidential election results.