NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga speaking to journalists. Photo: Raila Odinga/Twitter
Kenya’s top lawyer reveals why NASA might lose the case against Uhuru Kenyatta
The National Super Alliance (NASA) on Wednesday, August 16 vowed to move to court to contest Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory – NASA may lose the case because they might not be able to present all the evidence – According to a revered Kenyan advocate, NASA has to prove that over 1 million votes were awarded to Uhuru irregularly for them to win the case The National Super Alliance (NASA) will have an uphill task in court, if word from Kenya’s top advocate is anything to go by. As reported by TUKO.co.ke earlier, NASA led by Raila Odinga gave in to pressure from the international community and vowed to move to court to contest Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the just concluded Presidential election. Speaking in a much anticipated presser on Wednesday, August 16,Raila said he would move to the Supreme Court and challenge Uhuru’s win despite fears that the court had not been ‘fair’ to NASA in the recent past.
Referring to the Kenya Presidential Election Petition of 2013 which Raila Odinga had filed against Uhuru and Ruto, Grand Mulla said NASA cannot win the case if they fail to prove that over 1 million votes were illegally awarded to Uhuru.
Grand Mulla said Raila Odinga lost the 2013 case against Uhuru because he failed to prove that the president got 7,000 votes irregularly. ‘’NASA has to prove that over 1 million votes were irregularly awarded to Uhuru. In 2013 they failed to prove that the president got 7,000 votes irregularly.’’Abdhullahi revealed. According to Grand Mulla, NASA and Raila cannot prove that over 1 million votes were irregularly awarded to Uhuru, which makes it hard for them to win the case.
In 2013,Raila filed a petition that sought to invalidate the results of the Presidential election, alleging that there was massive electoral fraud and malpractices that helped Uhuru Kenyatta to win. However, Raila Odinga lost the case to Uhuru despite the fact that he was represented by one of Kenya’s great lawyers, George Oraro.