Kenyan businessman and former MP Harun Mwau has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging last month’s presidential election, won by President Uhuru Kenyatta with 98% of the vote.
The election commission violated the law by failing to call for fresh nominations, after the Supreme Court nullified the results of the first poll in August, Mr Mwau said in court papers, adding:
This renders the elections held on October 26 invalid as they were conducted in an unconstitutional, irregular, illegal manner and in flagrant disobedience of the courts directions.”
The main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, boycotted the re-run, saying the vote was not free and fair.
He has launched a “national resistance” campaign, which has targeted three of Kenya’s biggest firms, including mobile phone operator Safaricom, for a boycott.
On Monday, Mr Odinga switched from Safaricom to Airtel, the second largest service provider in Kenya.
He accuses Safaricom of colluding in efforts to rig the election, an allegation it strongly denies.
The Supreme Court has until 14 November to consider petitions challenging the election.
It annulled the August poll, saying it was marred by “irregularities and illegalities”.