October election: Responsibility left to top Judge David Maraga to nullify or let Kenya move on

Davi Maraga

Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga has issued guidelines for the hearing of three petitions filed at the court, seeking to have October elections nullified.

Maraga directed that all the respondents in the cases should file their responses by 5pm on Sunday and serve their written submissions of should not exit 30 pages, by Monday

Any party wishing to join either of the cases has been directed to file and serve their applications and written submissions of not more than five pages by midday on Monday.

If a petitioner has any further responses, they should file and serve them by 5pm on that day.

He added that the Supreme court is set to rule on the matters by November 20.

Two of the three petitions were filed by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau and human rights activists Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa.

Mr Mwau, Mr Mue and Mr Khalifa argue that the withdrawal of Mr Odinga from the race meant that the poll was void. They have also cited numerous irregularities in the vote tallying, as well as violence that prevented voting in 25 constituencies, as grounds for quashing the election result.

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