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The Supreme Court rejected Ruto’s applications.

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The Supreme Court’s decision to reject William Ruto’s two petition filings contesting his election was a setback for the president-elect.

On Tuesday, August 30, prior to the pre-trial, the Supreme Court denied Ruto’s request to prevent the Law Society of Kenya – LSK from being enjoined in the presidential case.

Since Martha Karua, Azimio’s running mate is a member and previous head of LSK, he contended that the organization could not remain neutral.

Through his legal team, Ruto contested the IEBC commissioners’ affidavits in a second application. The head of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance pushed to have their affidavits thrown out.

The High Court, however, rejected his application, making commissioners’ affidavits valid.

Although the commissioners were included as respondents in the complaint contesting Ruto’s victory, he claimed in court documents that their affidavits constituted a separate petition.

Cherera, Masit, Wanderi, and Nyang’aya, the four dissenting commissioners, wrote affidavits claiming the August 9 presidential election was not fair and open.

They said that commission head Wafula Chebukati ignored them in favor of Ruto and made the announcement before all of the votes had been counted.

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