UDA presidential candidate William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua have been barred from being from taking the oath of office if they win the August 9 general election through a petition filed by some petitioners to the high Court.
Through lawyer Kibe Mungai, the 11 petitioners said the swearing in of Ruto and Gachagus violates the Constitution.
They argued that the two did not pass the integrity test as set forth in Article VI of the Constitution.
“Remembering the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution, the swearing of the 1st and 2nd respondents will seriously violate Articles 3, 4 and 10 of the Constitution,” he said.
“This Honorable Court, before determining the constitutionality of the registration and declaration of the 1st and 2nd respondents as candidates, will aid and abet the illegality of the respondents taking the oath if elected.”