A record 98 MPs will have to fight election petitions filed in court to challenge their win.

The cases will have to be concluded within six months, going by the timelines set by the Judiciary.

Judges are currently on vacation and will be resuming work next week, ready to hear and determine the election petitions.

The election petition are given priority and judges and magistrates have already been trained to handle the cases.


Chief Justice David Maraga has urged Judges and magistrates to ignore legal and procedural technicalities, and determine the electoral disputes on substantive issues.

According to Justice Maraga, this was the cause that led to the erosion of public confidence in the Judiciary.

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