Narc Kenya Party leader Martha Karua was on Thursday dealt a blow by the Supreme court after it threw out her Kirinyaga case in favor of the incumbent governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru.
The court determined that all election issues were finalized in the Supreme Court judgement of August 6, 2019 . The ruling was delivered in Nairobi.
The incumbent governor Anne Waiguru appealed by moving to the supreme court in a bid to challenge the decision by the Court of Appeal to remit Martha Karua’s election petition to the High court for hearing after the lower court had dismissed the same.
Judge Lucy Gitari of Kerugoya High Court had initially thrown out the Kirinyaga petition by Martha Karua, arguing that it did not have merit.
As reported by Citizentv.co.ke, Justices Philomena Mwilu, Mohammed Ibrahim, Njoki Ndung’u, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola agreed with Governor Waiguru that the issues raised by Karua were the same as those raised in petition No. 3 of 2019.
“The judges found that the issues were fully determined in the same court’s ruling delivered on March 2, 2018, which advised parties to follow the normal appellate mechanism in addressing their grievances.” Added Citizen
In the meantime, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua recently ganged up with other activists to oppose constitutional amendments through BBI.
Under the Linda Katiba Movement, the group said the process was an attempt to overthrow the 2010 Constitution.
Martha Karua teamed up with activists Boniface Mwangi, Jerotich Seii, economist David Ndii, and Community Advocacy and Awareness Trust Executive Director Daisy Amdany, among others
The movement argued that in the handshake memorandum, Uhuru and Raila promised to lead the process of healing the country from the divisions caused by election fallout, and at no point did they tell Kenyans that they were setting out to review the country’s Constitution.