Judiciary sets timelines for filing presidential petition

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 15 Aug, 2022 22:28 | < 1 min read
Judiciary sets timelines for filing presidential petition
Judiciary sets timelines for filing presidential petition. PHOTO/Courtesy

The Judiciary has announced the timelines and guidelines for challenging the newly released presidential results.

In a notice dated Monday, August 15, 2022, the Judiciary told all advocates, litigants and members of the public who may wish to file a petition to do so 14 hours before the deadline, Tuesday, August 23.

"Take further notice that, under Rule 7(3) of the Supreme Court (Presidential Election Petition)Rules, 2017, where the petition is filed on the last available day of filing, it shall be filed before 1400hrs of that day," the notice read in part.

The notice further stated that all who wish to petition should do so at the Supreme Court sub-registry located at Forodha House adjacent to Milimani Law Courts along Upper Hill Close Road.

Azimio’s chief agent claims IEBC system was hacked

The notice by the Judiciary came hours after Azimio One Kenya coalition poked holes into the August 9 presidential election process, alleging that Raila Odinga was rigged out.

Speaking to members of the press at Bomas on Monday, August 15, ahead of the unveiling of the winner of the presidential poll, Raila's chief agent Saitabao Ole Kanchory claimed that the electoral body's systems were hacked, tainting the credibility of the election.

Kanchory alleged that officials of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) were involved in a 'rigging scheme'.

"We have intelligence reports that their system was penetrated and hacked and that some of the IEBC officials actually committed electoral offences and some of them ought to have been arrested if they were not arrested," Kanchory remarked.

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