• Wanjigi had argued that the IEBC DRC had erred in ratifying Chebukati’s decision declining to clear him to run for president in the August polls for lack of a degree certificate.
Safina Party Presidential candidate Jimmi Wanjigi has lost a bid to compel IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati to include his name on the ballot.
This is after the High Court Friday morning dismissed his case for lack of merit.
Justice Jairus Ngaah ruled that Wanjigi had not satisfied the court to warrant the issuance of the orders he was seeking.
“In the ultimate, I am not satisfied that a case has been made out to persuade me to exercise my discretion in favour of the applicant and grant any orders sought,” the court ruled.
Wanjigi had argued that the IEBC's Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) had erred in ratifying Chebukati’s decision declining to clear him to run for the presidency in the August polls for lack of a degree certificate.
The businessman had wanted the court to compel the commission to order Chebukati to include his name as a presidential aspirant.
The electoral agency began printing on Thursday of all ballot papers for the August 9 polls.
On Wednesday, Wanjigi lost a bid to halt the printing process until the court can determine whether his name should be on the ballot or not.
The electoral commission had argued that stopping the process would leave the country in a constitutional crisis because the ballot papers have to be ready before August 9.
On Thursday in court, the Safina presidential aspirant through his lawyers put up a spirited fight to convince the court to find that IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee erred in dismissing his complaint.
The electoral agency declined to clear him on grounds that he did not submit a degree certificate and also for not having enough signatures from a majority of counties.