Tanzania: the regional court has not yet received Karua’s request

Arusha – The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) has yet to hear Martha Karua’s petition against the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President William Ruto’s victory.

Ms Karua, who was also Raila Odinga’s running mate in the August 9 general election, has expressed her intention to file a complaint with the EACJ for a review of the judgment rendered by the Supreme Court of Kenya on the election petition. presidential.

Speaking over the weekend, the leader of the Narc Kenya party stressed there was no way they hadn’t been declared winners in the just-concluded August elections when the majority of votes were won by Azimio.

“Since the court said there is hot air, the hot air balloon can take me to East Africa. I am actually considering traveling with a hot air balloon to discuss the matter,” he said. she declared.

But through its deputy registrar, Christine Mutimura-Wekesa, said the Arusha-based court has yet to receive such a case.

“She only declared her intention in the media last week and has not yet lodged any complaint,” the EACJ’s deputy registrar said in a telephone interview with the “Daily News” on Monday.

The leader of the Narc Kenya party pointed out that it was impossible that they had not been declared winners in the August elections which had just ended when the majority of votes were won by Azimio.

The EACJ was established in 2001 with responsibility for ensuring compliance with the law in the interpretation, application and enforcement of the EAC Treaty.

It is one of the organs of the East African Community (EAC) established under Article 9 of the Treaty.

Part of its jurisdiction includes the interpretation and application of the East African Treaty.

It also provides advisory opinions, preliminary rulings to national courts and renders arbitral awards.

The judges of the Court are appointed by the Summit of Heads of State or Government of the EAC from among persons of proven integrity, impartiality and independence holding high judicial office, or jurists with recognised, on the recommendation of the Partner States.

Elna M. Lemons