August 26, 2022 - 5 minutes read

Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

By Mercy Kamau

Significant political event of the week:

On Monday, August 22, the Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate. Raila Odinga filed his petition challenging the presidential results announced by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.  The case will be heard and determined by September 4, 2022.

Two voters moved to court to compel IEBC to declare fresh dates for the delayed gubernatorial elections in Kakamega and Mombasa counties. 

On Wednesday, August 24, Kimilili MP-elect Didmus Barasa pleaded not guilty after being arraigned for the murder of Brian Olunga, an aide to his opponent and DAP-K’s Brian Khaemba. An autopsy done last week revealed that Olunga died after a bullet struck the right side of his head.

On Thursday, August 25, 45 elected governors were sworn into office. According to the law, the swearing-in is supposed to take place on the first Thursday after the lapse of the 10 days. On the same day, newly elected MPs from 286 constituencies were oriented in readiness to start their duties.

Next upcoming significant event: 

  • Pretrial conference of election petitions by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
  • Hearing of the Supreme Court election petitions.
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