LIVE UPDATES: Odinga Petition Hearing Enters Day 2

more about geneva;”>8:00am The Supreme Court resumed the second day of the pre-trial conference with the inclusion of Yash Pal Ghai for Katiba Institute as amicus curiae (someone who is not a party to a case who offers information that bears on the case but that has not been solicited by any of the parties to assist a court) in the presidential petition.

what is ed geneva;”>On Monday, Yash Pal Ghai argued all petitioners seeking to be enjoined in the presidential election petition should be heard.

He further said that Kenyans should not be barred from being heard. He defended the Katiba institute writings saying they reflected public interest and people required to be given enough public civil education on the process of law.

He defended earlier positions he had taken on the vetting of the judges saying his opinion was that the process was not satisfactory

Jubilee lead counsel Fred Ngatia has however asked the court for more time to consult his client and to establish whether the Katiba Institute has undertaken any activities that are important to the petition.


In their submission Ngatia opposed the inclusion of the Katiba Institute as amicus Curiae, saying his past articles about the eligibility of his client raises questions and alleged the Katiba institute was involved in some of the integrity cases.

Other counsels Regeru and Katwa Kigen also opposed the inclusion of Prof Yash Pal Ghai as an amicus Curiae. The Supreme Court will deliver its ruling on the Yash Pal Ghai application at 3PM.

Meanwhile, the re-tallying of the votes from 22 polling stations is underway at Kenyatta international conference centre.

The results shall be reported back to the Supreme Court by 4PM on Wednesday.

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