March 25, 2013

KENYA DECIDES: Petition In Second Phase Today

The Supreme Court justices presided over the mentioning of the 3 petitions five days ago that were filed challenging the conduct of the IEBC and the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the 4th president of Kenya.

“A person may file a petition in the Supreme Court to challenge the election of the President-elect within seven days after the date of the declaration of the results of the presidential election.”as clearly stated under section 140(1) of the 2010 constitution.

However, within fourteen days after the filing of a petition, the Supreme Court shall hear and determine the petition and its decision shall be final.

The Supreme Court Judges led by the Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga also dropped a request to have the have the sittings transferred from the Supreme Court chambers to more spacious location.

Today the court is also expected to rule on the application by the Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai on whether he shall be enjoined as a friend of the court.

During last week’s mention, the Advocates representing the parties in the petition were formally introduced in the court and today’s sitting shall make the parties in the petition familiarize with the proceedings.

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