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NASA petition ‘acid test’ for Supreme Court – MP-elect Chris Karan

Ugenya MP-elect Chris Karan has termed the NASA presidential petition an “acid test” for the Supreme Court.

The ODM MP said the court should prove its impartiality by issuing a fair ruling.

“The Supreme Court is under trial. The public is watching how the seven judges are going to handle the delicate matter.”

Karan noted a similar case presented to the court in 2013 was hurriedly handled and its determination raised eye brows among the public.

He spoke to The Star on phone after NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga announced he will move to the court to challenged incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory as declared by IEBC.

The politician emphasised that only a fair determination by the court will help it restore the faith the public has lost.

Of the election, he added: “It was a formatted computer programmed exercise which was decided in a board room and which we cannot accept.”

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Karan raised the matter of some figures remaining constant for three days during the presidential tally.

In Siaya town, members of the public stayed glued to their television sets on Wednesday evening as NASA made their much-awaited announcement.

Ugunja resident Peter Onyiso lauded Raila for moving to court to challenge, noting it was the lawful step.

Onyiso asked judges to uphold the doctrine of separation of power and ensure their ruling is not swayed or compromised by “powerful forces of impunity”.

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