Raila, in his 72-page petition, raised 23 grounds for nullification of William Ruto’s win among them discrepancies in the voter turnout in the manual and electronic register.
He further argued that none of the four presidential candidates attained the 50 percent plus one vote threshold required by the Constitution for one to be declared the president-elect.
On Monday, August 30, the Supreme Court commenced the pre-trial hearing of the presidential petition.
During the pre-trial conference at the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Martha Koome read out nine issues that the Apex Court will consider in determining whether or not William Ruto was legally elected into office.
Kivumbi.co.ke has listed the nine issues that will determine the outcome of the petition which is expected to be delivered on Monday, September 5.
1. Whether technology deployed by IEBC met the standards of integrity, verifiability, and transparency to guarantee the accuracy of the announced results
2. Whether there was interference in the transferring of form 34 A from the polling stations to the portal
3. Whether there was a difference in the 34As uploaded and 34As received at Bomas and those issued to agents
4. Whether the postponement of gubernatorial elections resulted in voter suppression to the detriment of the petitioners
5. Whether there we unexplained discrepancies between the votes casts in presidential votes and other seats
6. Whether the IEBC carried out verification, tallying of results in accordance with the law
7. Whether the declared president-elect attained 50 percent plus one vote of the votes cast in accordance with the law
8. Whether there were irregularities to affect the results of the elections
9. What relieves and orders can the court grant