A Nairobi lawyer has filed a petition seeking to have Roots Party presidential candidate Prof. George Wajackoyah blocked from vying for the vying in the upcoming General Election.
Bernard Okello Odero claims that Prof. Wajackoyah has conducted himself in a manner likely to cause disrepute to the office of the president, adding that “at times his conduct has put his soundness of mind into question.”

He further alleges that the IEBC failed to subject Wajackoyah to a mental test to confirm his mental soundness before allowing him to run for the post.

The lawyer also claims that during the unveiling of his 10-point manifesto on June 30th, Wajackoyah promised to suspend the constitution as well as threatened to hang politicians he considered corrupt if elected president, all of which is a violation of the law.

“This contravenes the constitutional provision of the right to life and freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment contrary to the international obligation of Kenya as ratified in various human rights treaties,” reads court documents.

Odero also submits that the Roots Party presidential candidate is married to an American citizen who has never changed and or acquired Kenyan citizenship and at all times during the filing of the petition lives permanently in America.

“…his children were all born in America and live in the United Kingdom where they are now citizens hence putting the allegiance of the 1st respondent as a requisite for vying for the position of the president in question as required under the constitution…” the documents further read.

Wajackoyah and IEBC have been listed as 1st and 2nd respondents while the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission, the British High Commission to Kenya and NACADA have been listed as interested parties.