Supreme Court of Kenya rejects three applications ahead of pre-trial conference

The Supreme Court of Kenya has rejected three applications ahead of the presidential petition pre-trial conference happening today, 30 August.

President-elect William Ruto’s quest to have the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) barred from the case has been rejected. Ruto had argued that the LSK cannot be neutral in the matter as Martha Karua, who is a petitioner, is its member and also a former leader.

The Supreme Court also dismissed the application to strike out Attorney General and IEBC Commissioners from the petition.

Moses Kuria petition seeking to have Raila Odinga’s presidential lawsuit struck out over Bomas of Kenya chaos on August 15 was similarly struck out.

The Supreme Court has also rejected the application by Agano party leader and presidential candidate David Mwaure to be enjoined in the case.

However, the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and ICJ Kenya were allowed as Amicus Curia. The society had filed an application to be joined in the petition as amicus curiae, saying it has the expertise to help the apex court reach a fair decision.

The petition by presidential candidate Raila Odinga, among eight others, is seeking to challenge the results of the August 9 poll that saw Deputy President Ruto declared President-elect with 50.49 percent of the votes cast.



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