(An application for joinder as an interested party under rule 25 of the Supreme Court Rules, 2012 as read with rule 4(2) of the Supreme Court (Presidential Election Petition) Rules, 2017)
1.Upon perusing the application dated November 11, 2017 and filed on November 13, 2017 by Edward Kings Onyancha Maina for joinder as an interested party in the Presidential Election Petition No 2 of 2017 and;
2.Upon reading: the affidavit of Mr Edward Kings Onyancha Maina, a Kenyan citizen residing and working at Nakuru City and a registered Voter, sworn on the 11th November, 2017; and;
3.Upon considering the arguments made under the application in which the applicant contends that he was a Registered Voter, who cast his vote in the October 26, 2017 repeat Presidential election; that he was not consulted by the petitioner before making the petition (No 2 of 2017); the petition seeks and does violate his freedoms and rights; that grant of leave will enable him to ventilate, sustain, protect, promote, enforce and champion his freedoms and rights enshrined under the Constitution and the relevant law; and, that he strongly fears that unless he is enjoined in the present petition he stands to be violated as a voter in the event that the declared results are invalidated.
4.The applicant has not demonstrated that he has an identifiable stake in the present petition neither has he demonstrated that he will be prejudiced if he is not enjoined as a party taking into account the issues he raises have already been addressed by the parties.