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JUDGEMENT DAY: Kenya Supreme Court To Rule On Odinga Petition

shop http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-content/uploads/dynamik-gen/theme/custom-widget-areas.php geneva;”>Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has deployed ant-riot police in the areas surrounding the Supreme Court. Calm and peace is the message being spread by both local and international media.

In other towns its business as usual. In Naivasha town people conducted their businesses without havoc however the presence of armed police officers is to be reported. The residents have said they are ready for re-run of the presidential elections if the court rules so. Yesterday the court gave out the reports on the scrutiny of forms 34 and 36.


8:30am The Supreme Court of Kenya will today deliver its ruling on the presidential election petition filed before it by 3 petitioners challenging the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the 4th president of Kenya.

The police, however, have cautioned those who will cause disharmony after the ruling saying it is ready for them.

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Addressing the press at his office in Nairobi, IGP David Kimaiyo urged Kenyans to remain calm as the Supreme Court delivers its ruling on the just concluded presidential petition.

On Friday morning the court registry provided the results of the re-tallying of the 22 polling stations where the results showed that there was missing forms 34 and double Form 36s a move that Africog lead counsel Kethi Kilonzo said formed the basis for the her client Africa Centre for Open Governance to challenge the decision by the IEBC to announce Kenyatta as duly elected President.

During their submission the respondents urged the court to uphold the declaration of the results saying the country needed space to move on after the tiresome presidential campaigns.

Lawyers representing the electoral commission said the errors were minima and urged the court to consider the majority of the outcome. The petitioners presented their case in a more systematic manner and left the matter with the Supreme Court to decide as they deliver their judgment tomorrow.

Just a recap of the entire case on the side of the prosecution CORD counsel George Oraro argued the voter turnout equates those who took part in an electoral process as stated by article 86 of the constitution which lays foundation for credible election.

“Evaluation of the evidence presented in the court the first respondent [Uhuru Kenyatta] did not meet threshold to be declared president,” said SC George Oraro.

Oraro argued that the constitution was very clear on the conduct of the IEBC in conducting the March 4 general election could not meet the constitutional threshold of verifiability and urged the court to invalidate the election of Uhuru Kenyatta.

“The law demands accuracy verification of method used, evidence produced must be analyzed therefore it’s important for them to be addressed since they hold the future of this nation,” Oraro added.

CORD litigated that there was gross manipulation of results during the tallying citing that introduction of Form 36 contributed to this goal.

Below is the report by the Supreme Court on the scrutiny of Forms 34 and 36.

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF KENYA

AT NAIROBI

Petitions Nos 3, 4 and 5 of 2013

REPORT OF THE SCRUTINY OF 33,400 POLLING STATIONS

Pursuant to the orders made by the Supreme Court on the 25th March 2013, the Judiciary conducted a scrutiny of Form 34 and Form 36 which were used by the IEBC in tallying of the 33,400 polling stations in the country including the form 34 used by IEBC in tallying the Diaspora votes.

Due to the stringent timeframe, the exercise was carried out within a period of three days. The following are the general findings:

1. Out of 33,400 polling stations more than 18,000 polling stations were scrutinized.

2. Form 34s were missing in some of the polling stations including the following:


S/NO

CONST. CODE

CONSTITUENCY

POLLING STATION CODE

POLLING STATION

1.

011

KILIFI NORTH

007

ZOWERANI PRIMARY SCHOOL

2.

129

KAPENGURIA

100

SHOW GROUND

3.

126

LOIMA

044

NAKATIYAN WATER POINT

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