Law Society of Kenya CEO Apollo Mboya
Former Law Society of Kenya CEO Apollo Mboya has moved to court accusing the Jubilee Government of breaking election law by launching a website on its achievements.
Mr Mboya, in his suit filed yesterday, argues that the Government cannot use public resources to advertise its achievements during election period, which he said is against section 14 of the Elections Act.
The lawyer claims that the country cannot have free and fair elections come August 8 if the Government is allowed to use www.delivery.go.ke portal in a bid to tell Kenyans what it achieved in the last four years it was in power.
“On April 10, 2017, the Government of Kenya launched the Kenya Government delivery portal website to advertise achievements and projects undertaken across the country in the last four years in contravention of the Constitution of Kenya, Elections Act 2011 and Elections Offenses Act,” said Mboya.
The lawyer also sued Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko, alleging that he has refused to press charges against those involved in the process.
“The delay in commencing expeditious investigations and proceedings in relation to offences under the Elections Offences Act will significantly negatively affect the outcome of the General Elections slated for the August 8,” he claimed.
According to him, the election period started on March 17 this year when Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissiongazetted the elections law.