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Petition D-Day: Both Raila and Ruto exude confidence
Lawyer Janmohamed argued that the commission should work as a team, but the chairman turned into a biased referee.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Petition D-Day: Both Raila and Ruto exude confidence
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Divided or unanimous? Scenarios in petition judgment by Supreme Court
The issue of whether the Kenya Integrated Election Management System (Kiems) met the standards and integrity will be central to the judges' determination.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Divided or unanimous? Scenarios in petition judgment by Supreme Court
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IEBC lays out its defence, urges Raila and Karua to accept results
According to Mahat Somane, the allegation that Ruto did not attain 50 per cent plus one relies on the total registered voters. According to him, the mathematical calculation is wrong.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
IEBC lays out its defence, urges Raila and Karua to accept results
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Chebukati unfairly accused by petitioners, judges told
Prof Githu Muigai, who is the lead lawyer, argued that the case was about numbers and facts "which do not lie".
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Chebukati unfairly accused by petitioners, judges told
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Omtatah: More than 1.6m cast their ballots after polls ended
According to Omtatah, IEBC reply to the presidential election petitions filed before the Supreme Court indicate that between 1700hrs and 2045hrs, 1,665,412 people cast their votes.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Omtatah: More than 1.6m cast their ballots after polls ended
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IEBC systems were hacked, lawyer says
According to Raila Odinga and Martha Karua, the technology deployed by the electoral agency was "inherently corrupt" and manipulated by third parties.
By Macharia Kamau, Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
IEBC systems were hacked, lawyer says
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The nine issues at the centre of Raila-Ruto poll victory dispute
The issues will either make or break the case by Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua against William Ruto, his running mate Rigathi Gachagua, IEBC, and its commissioners.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
The nine issues at the centre of Raila-Ruto poll victory dispute
Votes cast in 15 polling stations to be recounted
The judges also ordered that the error forms signed by Chebukati should be provided to Khelef Khalifa, George Osewe, Ruth Mumbi, Grace Kamau, Raila Odinga and Martha Karua.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Votes cast in 15 polling stations to be recounted
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DCI report on Venezuelans to be used before Supreme Court
Raila and Karua revisited matter linking the Venezuelans to vote manipulation and system hacking. Jose Camargo, Joel Gustavo and Salvador Javier Sosa were arrested last month at JKIA.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
DCI report on Venezuelans to be used before Supreme Court
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Wafula Chebukati, Juliana Cherera hire two different law firms
The commission's saga continues to deepen after new court filings revealed that the IEBC is being represented by two sets of lawyers.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Wafula Chebukati, Juliana Cherera hire two different law firms
Supreme Petition: LSK seeks to join election case as 'friend of the court'
Kililo says once the LSK is joined as amicus curiae, it will only supply relevant materials. LSK's position would be that the court adopts a balance of probabilities for each side to prove its case.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Supreme Petition: LSK seeks to join election case as 'friend of the court'
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Forms 34A have alterations, Azimio experts say
Some of the forms 34A sent to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) were doctored while others had glaring discrepancies including not having signatures and totals.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Forms 34A have alterations, Azimio experts say
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Abdi Guliye: Chebukati was asked to change results to favour Raila
Guliye claims that Raphael Tuju and Amos Wako were pushing to have Raila declared the winner. Commissioner says the dissenting colleagues supported Tuju amd Wako.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Abdi Guliye: Chebukati was asked to change results to favour Raila
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Re-tally, verify: Why Raila and Karua are not pushing for a fresh election
Azimio One Kenya leaders want scrutiny and recount instead of a fresh election. They assert that third parties breached the security and integrity of the kits used
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Re-tally, verify: Why Raila and Karua are not pushing for a fresh election
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President Uhuru Kenyatta sucked into petition tussle
UDA is of the view that the President is trying to influence his succession in favour of Raila. Its SG claims State machinery has spared no effort to stop Ruto from becoming 5th.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
President Uhuru Kenyatta sucked into petition tussle
Voting machines only failed in our strongholds, says Azimio witness
IT expert claims at least 210 polling stations were affected in Kakamega and Makueni. He says the decision to revert to a manual register came 'too late in the day' to save the situation.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Voting machines only failed in our strongholds, says Azimio witness
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Witness says IEBC tampered with uploaded forms 34A and 34B
Arnold Ochieng Oginga, one of the Azimio witnesses, claimed in his court papers filed on Monday that IEBC was substituting forms that had been uploaded on the portal as late as August 19, 2022.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Witness says IEBC tampered with uploaded forms 34A and 34B
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Presidential petition: Your math is wrong, statistician tells Chebukati
Raila Odinga bases his argument on spoilt votes and turnout, and agrees with four IEBC commissioners.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Presidential petition:  Your math is wrong, statistician tells Chebukati
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Whistleblower says a team was recruited to manipulate results
A team of 10 computer specialists allegedly headed this team, according to court documents.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Whistleblower says a team was recruited to manipulate results
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Inside Azimio bid to overturn declaration that Ruto won polls
From the 72-page petition, the first strategy is an attack on the process and the second is going for scrutiny of the numbers.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Inside Azimio bid to overturn declaration that Ruto won polls
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Collapsed IEBC tower of babel forms backbone of Azimio case
They claim the IEBC commissioners' split proves Wafula Chebukati was a one-man show.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 1 year ago
Collapsed IEBC tower of babel forms backbone of Azimio case
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Explainer: Why Supreme Court threw out Basic structure doctrine in BBI case
The issue of amendable and non-amendable clauses of the constitution is a tower of babel. Worldwide and even locally no one seems to agree on what it is and if it can be applied. 
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Explainer: Why Supreme Court threw out Basic structure doctrine in BBI case
BBI journey to the Supreme Court was rocky from the start
The basic structure doctrine being out of the way, and being guided on what to do, the BBI proponents may gather steam again and restart the process.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
BBI journey to the Supreme Court was rocky from the start
Justice Lenaola: Uhuru did not kickstart the BBI process
Supreme Court judge Isaac Lenaola ruled that a president cannot initiate a popular initiative, but noted that Uhuru Kenyatta had no hand in the BBI.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Justice Lenaola: Uhuru did not kickstart the BBI process
Mwilu: Push for IEBC to create 70 new regions illegal
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu yesterday said that the Constitution has a basic structure.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Mwilu: Push for IEBC to create 70 new regions illegal
Justice Smokin Wanjala: I see hand of the president in push for BBI
Supreme Court judge Smokin Wanjala yesterday said that the basic structure doctrine is a school of thought that should not be in the arena of courts.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Justice Smokin Wanjala: I see hand of the president in push for BBI
Justice Mohamed Ibrahim: President has role to play in amendment
Supreme Court judge Mohamed Ibrahim said the basic structure doctrine applies in Kenya, in a dissenting ruling delivered yesterday.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Justice Mohamed Ibrahim: President has role to play in amendment
Justice Ouko: Uhuru can’t run with the hare, hunt with hounds
Justice William Ouko gave the analogy of a family tree while tracing the hand of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s role in the BBI.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Justice Ouko: Uhuru can’t run with the hare, hunt with hounds
Justice Njoki Ndung’u: Constitution has checks against abuse
Supreme Court judge Njoki Ndung’u has found that President Uhuru Kenyatta was not an initiator of the BBI bid to amend the 2010 Constitution.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Justice Njoki Ndung’u: Constitution has checks against abuse
CJ Martha Koome: President enjoys sovereign immunity
CJ Martha Koome agreed with the Court of Appeal that President Uhuru Kenyatta had unlawfully initiated the law-change plan.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
CJ Martha Koome: President enjoys sovereign immunity
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Four points that will settle BBI duel before the highest court
Was the BBI process legal or not and if is amendable or not. AG says process was meant to cure tribalism, corruption and ensure equity.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Four points that will settle BBI duel before the highest court
Quorum verdict will affect August State House polls, IEBC tells Supreme Court
IEBC lawyers yesterday told the Supreme Court that the validity of the August General Election will be affected if it upholds a finding...
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Quorum verdict will affect August State House polls, IEBC tells Supreme Court
Give voters chance ‘to decide Bill’s fate’
Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki yesterday urged Supreme Court judges to give Kenyans a chance to decide the fate of the BBI.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Give voters chance ‘to decide Bill’s fate’
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Lawyers push Supreme Court to stop BBI 'reggae'
Opponents of the Building Bridges Initiative have asked the Supreme Court to stop the BBI reggae by upholding decisions made by the High Court...
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Lawyers push Supreme Court to stop BBI 'reggae'
Supreme law can be changed: Raila team
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s lawyers yesterday told the Supreme Court to find that Kenya’s Constitution can be amended.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Supreme law can be changed: Raila team
Parliament accuses courts of blocking law review
Parliament has accused the Court of Appeal of making it impossible to amend the Constitution by stopping the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Parliament accuses courts of blocking law review
Lower courts were wrong on quorum, IEBC tells Supreme Court judges
The electoral commission has implored the Supreme Court to save it from being crippled in case the number of commissioners reduces to three.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Lower courts were wrong on quorum, IEBC tells Supreme Court judges
AG wants findings of two lower courts thrown out for sake of future generations
Kihara Kariuki leveraged on the split between judges on key issues in the BBI case to attack the findings by the High Court and Court of Appeal.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
AG wants findings of two lower courts thrown out for sake of future generations
Judges give more time for parties, ‘friends’ get none
Lawyers say time allocated to each was not enough and asked for more. Judges said not everyone could make oral submissions, locking out Karua.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Judges give more time for parties, ‘friends’ get none
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Why BBI case places judges between rock and hard place
Judiciary had among others sent key proposals to law review team but some were thrown out.
By Kamau Muthoni and Paul Ogemba 2 years ago
Why BBI case places judges between rock and hard place
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