Safina Party presidential aspirant Jimi Wanjigi wants the court to stop the 2022 election until IEBC is “cleaned up of the illegalities and Unconstitutionalism” marring the commission.
Wanjigi, who stormed out of the IEBC disputes resolution committee after the tribunal “unconstitutionally” upheld Chebukati’s decision to stop Wanjigi’s presidential candidature on grounds that he didn’t have a university degree certificate.
Wanjigi, has moved to the high court in Nairobi to seek conservatory orders, halting the printing of ballot papers that is slated to be on Thursday 30th June.
Through renowned lawyer Fred Ngatia, Wanjigi has told the court that he has the required university education qualifications and that Chebukati’s move to disqualify him smacks of discrimination and is ill motivated.
Wanjigi has cited a 2013 judgment in favour of IEBC that allowed outgoing governor Hassan Ali Joho to vie on the strengths of his academic transcripts that ruled a degree is a process and not just a certificate.
At the time, Justice Isaac Lenaola, now supreme court judge, ruled that a graduation ceremony could not be used as a measure of having attained university education.
Wanjigi has told the court, that the Judgment has never been challenged and thus remains to be law.
Justice Jairus Ngaah wants IEBC to make it’s submissions by 3PM today, to enable the court give further directions.
Wanjigi has previously accused president Kenyatta of being behind his troubles, saying the president doesn’t want him on the ballot.