Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri says that the Jubilee Party will be filling an appeal against the Court of Appeal Friday ruling that upheld that presidential results announced at the constituency level be final.
Kiunjuri said the decision by the court will be a recipe for poll chaos in the country.
Kiunjuri, who was speaking in Turkana on Saturday after supplying relief food to hunger-stricken families, accused the Court of Appeal of being inconsiderate in their ruling, and did not assess the consequences of not allowing the IEBC Chairman to be the one to announce the final presidential polls results.
“We as Jubilee will not accept the Court of Appeal ruling that presidential results as announced at the constituency level are final. It is as if the court wants to set this country on fire. If county returning officers work under instructions from either Jubilee or NASA and announce different results, the IEBC will have no mandate to verify and alter them,” CS Kiunjuri said.
His sentiments were echoed by Jubilee Party gubernatorial candidate for Turkana County, Senator John Munyes, who said that the ruling will lead to bungled polls, as it gave the returning officers more power than the chair of the IEBC.