In a sitting held on the evening of Sunday 27th August 2017, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kenya:
- DENIED Uhuru Kenyatta’s request to the court NOT to accept Raila Odinga documents that were entered by forging dates at the Registry and others that were not served. Raila Odinga documents will be allowed.
- DENIED Raila Odinga’s request to have documents by IEBC and Uhuru Kenyatta rejected because they were not served on time.
- INVOKED its wide powers in taking the actions saying they chose to have all documents on the table despite their rules being broken, especially by Raila Odinga team that had not served any documents by the previous day.
- ALLOWED two presidential candidates – Prof. Michael Wainaina and Dr. Ekuru Aukot – to participate in case. Whereas Prof Wainaina says the elections were free and fair, Dr. Aukot argues that they polls were flawed.
- ALLOWED Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) to participate as Friends of the Court but on different scopes.
- PROMISED to rule on two important aspects on day 3 (Monday, 28th August 2017);
- a) Whether to open up servers, call KIEMS manufacturers from France or not?
- b) Whether Forms 34A and 34B will be tallied or not?
Full hearing of the petition – filed by Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga and his running mate Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta on 8/8/2017 – will begin on day 3 and will proceed as follows:
- The Petitioners (Raila Odinga & Kalonzo Musyoka) will have 5 hours to argue their case.
- The 1st and The 2nd Respondents (IEBC & Chairman Wafula Chebukati) will have 1 hour, 30 minutes each.
- The Third Respondent (President Uhuru Kenyatta) will have 3 hours.
- The Interested Parties and the Amicus Curiae (Prof Michael Wainaina, Dr. Ekuru Aukot, LSK & Prof Githu Muigai) will have 20 minutes each.
Additional info courtesy of The Bottleman