Supreme Court to rule on the Petitions by September 5

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The Seven judges bench has until September 5 to rule on the petitions filed at the Supreme Court on Monday disputing the 2022 Presidential elections results.

The seven judges—Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, justices William Ouko, Mohammed Ibrahim, Justice (Dr.) Smokin Wanjala, Lady Justice Njoki Ndungu, and Justice Isaac Lenaola—are led by Chief Justice Martha Koome.

Supreme Court to act on the Petitions presented on Monday.

The Supreme Court will take action within the allotted 14 days, according to the Judiciary.

The respondents (Willian Ruto, The IEBC, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, and 6 IEBC commissioners) will be served with a notification prompting them that they have a case to respond to on the first day, which is today (Tuesday, August 23).

The respondents may prepare their responses, which they will serve on the court as a counter on Sunday, August 28, from Wednesday through Saturday, August 27.

Decree Applications, or other matters that may have risen and need to be floored before the court, will be filed on Monday.

The applications will receive a response, if there is one, on Tuesday, August 30. On the same day, a pre-trial for the petitions will also take place.
If any applications are made, they may be submitted on Wednesday by a third party or friend of the court.

The case will then proceed through the main trial until the very last day, which is Monday, September 5.

The petitions were filed by Azimio La Umoja – One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua, activists Okiya Omtatah, Khelef Khalifa, David Kairuki Ngari, Moses Kuria, John Njoroge Kamau, Reuben Kagame, John Githongo and lobby group Youth Advocacy Africa.

Among the Petitioners was Khelef Khalifa, a public interest petitioner also submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court seeking the nullification of the presidential election results.

Khalifa is expecting the Supreme Court to cancel the 2022 Presidential results as he claims it was tainted with election malpractice.

Reuben Kagame, a Presidential contender who was disqualified for failing to secure clearance, and also a gospel artist, filed a petition asking the supreme court to declare the nomination and clearance of the four presidential candidates as null and void.

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