Supreme Court Rejects 3 Applications Against Raila’s Petition; End of an Era for Moi as All Sons Kicked Out of Parliament & Early Celebrations by Nassir Supporters in Mombasa

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Political analysts say that rarely does a party that forms government in Kenya stay strong after the first five years to form the next government with exception of the longest ruling Party in Kenya, the Kenya African National Union(KANU.)

For instance, even though President Uhuru Kenyatta has ruled the country for two consecutive terms he did so with different political parties or alliances.

In 2012, Uhuru took power with The National Alliance(TNA) party with his deputy William Ruto flying the United Republican Party (URP)flag. In 2017 when the duo took power again they folded up their parties to form the Jubilee party.

It has now emerged that the once so jubilant ruling party, Jubilee, now struggles to shine.

The fate of the party seems to have been sealed long before the August 9 polls, following the fallout of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto.

It shrunk from a massive machine to a rudderless raft, and then to a dispirited struggler seeking a lost identity.

Currently, it is grappling with numerous problems. It suffers disfavour in its strongholds and is besieged by greedy individuals who, eyeing quick money from its campaign kitty, fielded weak candidates birthed by skewed nominations.

To make matters worse, Emani Business Centre, the complex that houses the Jubillee party headquarters, has been set up for auction, auctioneers Garam Investments advertised on Monday.

The complex which is located along Thika road at Pangani area in Nairobi will be auctioned on Tuesday, September 13 at Garam’s headquarter offices in Westlands.

Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News today;

Early Celebrations by Nassir Supporters Start in Mombasa

Celebrations rocked the Mombasa Central business district on Monday night after it became apparent that ODM governor candidate Abdulswamad Nassir was leading in many polling centres.

Nassir commanded an unassailable lead against his main challenger Hassan Omar of UDA.

Outgoing Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Nassir led the ODM supporters in celebrating around the streets of Mombasa.

Thousands of supporters converged at Treasury Square round-about to celebrate.

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Raila, Karua Reaps Big as Supreme Court Rejects 3 Applications Against Their Presidential Petition

The presidential petition filed by the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance camp led by Raila Odinga, and his running mate Martha Karua, has received a significant boost after the Supreme Court dismissed three applications against their petition.

According to a report by the Standard, the apex court has rejected two of President-Elect William Ruto’s applications, as well as for Agano Party presidential candidate David Mwaure.

Ruto through his Lawyer Professor Kithure Kindiki had requested the court to bar the Law Society of Kenya, LSK, from taking part in the case, on claims that the Azimio deputy Martha Karua is a member of the society, and that the LSK was not going to be neutral since she is a petitioner, and a former LSK leader.

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End of an Era for Moi Family as All Sons Kicked Out of Parliament

Raymond Moi has lost the Rongai parliamentary seat, marking the end of an era for the family of former president Daniel Arap Moi.

In Monday’s by-election, Raymond was defeated by Paul Chebor of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Chebor garnered 27,021 against Mo’s 14,715.

This comes three weeks after the humiliating defeat of his brother Gideon Moi who also lost the Baringo Senate seat to a UDA candidate.

The two Moi sons were defending their seats on a KANU ticket.

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