In Summary
  • Three petitions have been filed with regard to the October 26 repeat presidential election.
  • Two petitions argue that the election was invalid, while the third accuses Nasa of violating the law and citizens' rights to vote.

Parties seeking to join the three election petitions pending at the Supreme Court have until midday to file their applications.

So far, Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot has filed his application stating that he has direct and legitimate interest in the petition, having participated in the repeat poll.

NOMINATIONS

Dr Aukot adds that the petition is principally on whether there ought to have been fresh nominations before holding the fresh elections.

A directive issued by Chief Justice David Maraga last Wednesday also stated that any party seeking to join the case as an amicus should file their application by 5pm on Monday.

The submissions of the amici will also be limited to five pages.

During the last petition against the august 8 poll, the court allowed the Attorney General and the Law Society of Kenya to join the case as amicus curiae (friend of the court).

The petitioners, the CJ added, should then file and serve their written submissions by 5pm on Monday. He said the submissions shall be limited to 30 pages.

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