Supreme Court: All roads leading to Milimani Law Court deserted (Photos)
On Monday morning, the roads connecting to the Milimani Law Court which is located in the Community, Upper Hill areas were deserted.
The police ordered restricted access to the roads.
The Nairobi News visited the roads to assess the situation and no PSV vehicle was allowed to go through.
Also, the Cathedral Road leading to the Community area was closed, and only authorized vehicles were allowed to pass through.
Traffic police officers as well as GSU officers were seen in the area, and police water cannons were also seen in the streets.
On Sunday, the National Police Service informed the public that some roads were to be blocked as the country awaits the Supreme Court’s final verdict on the Presidential election petition.
The Supreme Court, in its notice, informed the country that the verdict will be issued from 12 pm.
Kenyans across the country are anxiously waiting to hear what the court will say today regarding the presidential election.
The petitioners led by the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition lawyers as well as the respondents, led by the President-elect team lawyers finalized their submissions on Friday.
The Azimio team wants the court to nullify the declaration of Dr William Ruto as the President-elect by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati.
According to their submissions, the chairperson ran the affairs of the commission independently without involving the other commissioners, and the final results were not approved by the other commissioners.
Also, Azimio presidential candidate in the concluded election Raila Odinga wants Mr Chebukati to be barred from office since he bridged the constitution.
In his petition, Busia Senator-elect Okiya Omtatah wants the presidential election to be nullified since no candidate attained the constitutional threshold of 50 plus one votes.
Omtatah claimed that the electoral commission erred in declaring Dr Ruto as the winner when he did not gain 50 per cent plus one vote.
Here are some photos captured of the deserted streets.