Supreme Court announces time Presidential election petition judgement will be made
The Supreme Court of Kenya is expected to make its judgement on Monday, September 5, 2022.
In a statement, the Judiciary said that it will make the ruling at 12 noon at the Supreme Court of Kenya in Milimani Law Courts.
“Take notice that the judgement in this petition will be delivered on Monday, September 5, 2022, at 12noon at the Supreme Court of Kenya Milimani Law Courts,” the statement signed by Hon Letizia Wachira a registrar at the Supreme Court read in part.
The statement was copied to several lawyers who participated in the Presidential Election Petition including; lawyer Paul Mwite, Iseme, Kamau and Maema Advocates, Mohamed Muigai and Garane and Somane Advocates.
The ruling will be by seven Judges of the Supreme Court who include; Chief Justice Martha Koome, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, Justice William Ouko, Justice Isaac Lenaola, Lady Justice Njoki Ndung’u, Justice Smokin Wanjala and Justice Mohamed Ibrahim.
During the hearing of the case, a section of International media reported that Kenya is the only country where people are allowed to decide who will be the Head of State before the seven Judges who sit at the Supreme Court decision on whether the election was conducted in a free and fair manner.
The presidential results were announced on August 15, 2022, by IEBC whose chairman is Mr Wafula Chebukati who announced Mr Ruto who is the current Deputy President as the winner.
Mr Ruto according to the results announced by Mr Chebukati garnered 7,176,141 votes against Mr Odinga who garnered 6,942,930 votes.
On the fateful day, Mr Chebukati experienced a hard time before he was allowed to announce the results as leaders affiliated to the Azimio la Umoja Coalition and who were supporting Mr Odinga led by Siaya Governor James Orengo claimed that the results had been manipulated.
This saw a section of the leaders with their supporters cause chaos at the Bomas of Kenya which was the national tallying centre for IEBC.
Both Mr Ruto and Mr Odinga have for the last few days been asking their supporters to maintain peace even if their camps will lose in the court case.