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Activist Omtatah Files Petition To Block Deputy President Ruto’s presidency

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Human rights activist Okiya Omtatah has filed a petition in court seeking to have Deputy President William Ruto vacate office ahead of the 2022 polls.

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In his petitions, Okiya said that any sitting public officer including sitting Deputy President, a sitting governor, a sitting deputy governor, a sitting MP, and a sitting MCA must vacate office before nomination as a presidential candidate. should not vacate office before seeking an elective post.

“A declaration that a sitting president, a sitting deputy president, a sitting governor, and a sitting deputy governor cannot be elected to elective positions other than the ones they hold,” 

“That a declaration that any public officer, including a sitting deputy president, a sitting governor, a sitting deputy governor, a sitting MP, and a sitting MCA is not qualified for nomination as a presidential candidate,” Okiya said.

The activist also said that a declaration should be issued by a sitting president, a sitting deputy president, a sitting governor, and a sitting deputy governor must vacate office before they can be elected to elective positions other than the ones they hold.

The Official campaigns for the 2022 General Elections will run from May 10th after presidential candidates submit their papers to the IEBC, to August 6, two days to polling day.

The electoral commission unveiled the 2022 election timeliness, requiring civil servants seeking to run for office to resign by February 9, next year.

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