In Summary
  • The judges will first hear two cases one filed by former assistant minister Harun Mwau and another by activists Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa.
  • The court allocated time to the parties to argue their case and said it will be strict on time keeping.

Supreme Court judges will this morning embark on a marathon hearing of two cases filed challenging the October 26 repeat presidential election.

Last night, the six judges of the country’s apex court knocked out some parties, including the National Super Alliance (Nasa) and Jubilee Party, from the hearing.

The six judges directed the parties not to make any reference on Nasa during the hearing.

TWO CASES

The judges also suspended two other cases, stating that they were not time-bound and could be heard after the court dispenses with the hearing of the two cases filed by former assistant minister Harun Mwau and another by activists Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa.

The court is also expected to rule on whether Mr Mue and Mr Khalifa would be granted their request to scrutinise the original electoral forms, as well as the Kiems kits and the KPMG audit report on voters’ register among other documents.

The IEBC and President Uhuru Kenyatta had opposed the application, saying it would be prejudicial and that some of the documents being sought had already been provided to all parties and the court.

With the deletion of IEBC memos and suspension of a case by the Institute for Democratic Governance, the battle will now focus on whether the commission was wrong in failing to subject candidates to fresh nominations after the Supreme Court nullified the August 8 presidential poll.

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