Supreme Court judges retreat to write verdict

The Supreme Court seven judge bench which include CJ Koome, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, justices Smokin Wanjala, Njoki Ndungu, Isaac Lenaola, William Ouko and Mohammed Ibrahim retreat to write verdict to decide the fate of the 2022 presidential elections after three days of hearing submissions.

On Wednesday, lawyers representing the lead petitioners – Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua – made their oral submissions challenging William Ruto’s declaration as President-Elect saying he failed to attain the 50 per cent plus 1 threshold set out in the constitution.

They also questioned the discrepancies between votes cast in the presidential election compared to other electoral contests including gubernatorial races held concurrently.

Prof Githu Muigai, former Attorney General, who led IEBC legal team in making oral submission before the Supreme Court defended Chebukati from claims of running a one-man show and side-lining four commissioners.

The judgement will be delivered on Monday August 5, however the Lady Chief Justice Martha Koome said they would issue notice indicating the time of the much awaited-ruling closer to the day.



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