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Raila, Karua plead with top court to give Kenyans a second chance to elect president
Orengo urges Supreme Court to allow petition, declare Ruto was not validly declared president-elect. Murgor argues they had proved Forms 34A from some polling stations were changed.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Raila, Karua plead with top court to give Kenyans a second chance to elect president
Focus turns to Supreme Court judges as parties close their submissions
Justice Koome asks for prayers to ensure they render verdict that brings harmony and joy. Lawyers for both the petitioners and respondents upbeat they will win contest.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Focus turns to Supreme Court judges as parties close their submissions
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Ruto lawyers say petitions 'works of fiction'
Ngatia asked the judges not to take the country back to an election cycle by nullifying Ruto's victory which will allow the political class to continue holding the country at ransom.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Ruto lawyers say petitions 'works of fiction'
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Plaintiffs call for Chebukati's head over alleged bungling of presidential poll
Lawers for Raila Odinga tell Supreme Court IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati appointed himself as the national returning officer illegally and failed to appoint a deputy.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Plaintiffs call for Chebukati's head over alleged bungling of presidential poll
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Four commissioners ask court to ignore electoral agency chief
Vice-chair Juliana Cherera, commissioners Justus Nyangaya, Francis Wanderi and Irene Masit argued that the IEBC system was infiltrated.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Four commissioners ask court to ignore electoral agency chief
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Azimio lays out case on how poll body messed up
James Orengo, who was recently elected Siaya governor, summed up their submissions stating the what happened at the national tallying centre was a crime that should not go unpunished.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Azimio lays out case on how poll body messed up
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Court declines to be drawn into IEBC fights
Supreme Court judges ruled that it was not their business to decide for the commission on which lawyers to appoint and that each faction is at liberty to appoint who they want.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Court declines to be drawn into IEBC fights
Court spells out tough guidelines for hearing presidential petition
The seven judges of the apex court set three days for which the seven petitions will be heard, the respondents heard and a rejoinder for the parties for any issue raised addressed.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Court spells out tough guidelines for hearing presidential petition
LSK, ICJ and three scholars join as friends of the court
The seven judges also allowed the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Kenya to participate in the proceedings.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
LSK, ICJ and three scholars join as friends of the court
Blow to Wajackoyah, Mwaure and Kuria as petitions blocked
Judges Martha Koome, Philomena Mwilu, Mohamed Ibrahim, Smokin Wanjala, Njoki Ndungu, Isaac Lenaola and William Ouko ruled that Kuria's petition had no substance.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Blow to Wajackoyah, Mwaure and Kuria as petitions blocked
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We have proved our case beyond doubt, Azimio leaders tell court
Azimio claim IEBC chairman has admitted to electoral fraud which makes the results illegitimate. The two say Ruto failed to address issues raised and instead resorted to attacking their personalities.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
We have proved our case beyond doubt, Azimio leaders tell court
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Francis Wanderi: 'Chebukati locked us out, cooked up presidential results'
Wanderi claimed results declared by IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati were his own and did not emanate from the results collated from the over 46,000 polling stations across the country.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Francis Wanderi: 'Chebukati locked us out, cooked up presidential results'
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Juliana Cherera: How presidential election was compromised
Cherera cites illegal transfer of returning officers, altered forms 34A and 34b and blocking commissioners from tallying and verifying votes.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Juliana Cherera: How presidential election was compromised
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Wafula Chebukati: IEBC mounted a clean election, resisted bids to alter results
He claims decision to reject push by various actors, including some members of National Security Advisory, to favour Raila led to split in IEBC, wants court to dismiss all petitions.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Wafula Chebukati: IEBC mounted a clean election, resisted bids to alter results
Presidential poll marred by irregularities, claims Masit
According to the commissioner, the presidential election was marred by several instances that did not depict the transparency expected in a General Election.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Presidential poll marred by irregularities, claims Masit
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Presidential petition: Inside Ruto's replying affidavit
According to Ruto, the dispute is not new but rather a pattern of challenging poll results. He said the issues raised are insignificant to warrant nullification of his victory
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Presidential petition:  Inside Ruto's replying affidavit
IEBC submits all presidential election results forms to top court
The commission was complying with electoral laws that state that it must file all records of presidential election results within 48 hours after being served with a petition challenging the outcome.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
IEBC submits all presidential election results forms to top court
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Raila: This is where my votes were stolen
Raila and Karua in their petition at the Supreme Court challenging Ruto's win claimed the counties were the epicentre of the rigging scheme in the DP's perceived strongholds.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Raila: This is where my votes were stolen
IEBC robbed us of victory - Raila and Karua
They want the court to declare that the presidential election was not done in accordance with the Constitution and declare them the winners or order a fresh election within 60 days.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
IEBC robbed us of victory - Raila and Karua
Seven other petitioners challenge Ruto win
The petitioners include human rights activists, politicians and voters who claim the election was marred with irregularities.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 1 year ago
Seven other petitioners challenge Ruto win
Minority have their voices heard in the dissenting views of judges
Just like all democracies where minority have their say and the majority have their way, the Supreme Court verdict on the Building Bridges Initiative.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
Minority have their voices heard in the dissenting views of judges
Supreme Court judges declare the BBI process unconstitutional
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s involvement in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) dealt a major blow to the plan to amend the Constitution.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
Supreme Court judges declare the BBI process unconstitutional
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Light moments add fizz to BBI hearing
BBI:behind the mean, serious-looking faces of advocates trying to outdo each other in legal arguments were humorous moments that broke the somber mood
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
Light moments add fizz to BBI hearing
BBI was meant to help politicians get posts, parties tell top court in final submissions
Civil society groups continued their onslaught against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) with a plea to the Supreme Court to stop political greed
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
BBI was meant to help politicians get posts, parties tell top court in final submissions
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Do not sanitise illegal BBI Bill process, parties plead with court
Opponents of the Building Bridges Initiative have asked the Supreme Court not to sanitise an illegal process to amend the Constitution.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
Do not sanitise illegal BBI Bill process, parties plead with court
Light moments as lawyers seek to outdo each other in court
After a grueling session for parties supporting the BBI, it was time for the shoe to be on the other side as judges took over with questions...
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
Light moments as lawyers seek to outdo each other in court
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Make or break as fight for soul of BBI returns to Supreme Court
Judges to rule on if President can start popular initiative to change law and if he can be sued.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
Make or break as fight for soul of BBI returns to Supreme Court
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Court silences BBI reggae tune in a landmark 10-hour verdict
Justice Musinga gave the final verdict of the majority decision, with Justice Sichale being the only dissenting voice.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
Court silences BBI reggae tune in a landmark 10-hour verdict
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Judges’ verdict on IEBC quorum puts 17 by-elections in jeopardy
Majority of the seven appellate judges found IEBC wasn’t properly constituted as it didn’t meet quorum threshold.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
Judges’ verdict on IEBC quorum puts 17 by-elections in jeopardy
BBI Appeal Judgement: The seven-judge bench and some landmark cases they have handled
Seven Court of Appeal judges will deliver a much-awaited judgment on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
BBI Appeal Judgement: The seven-judge bench and some landmark cases they have handled
As BBI verdict comes, here's a reminder of the legal battle that led us to today
The Court of Appeal delivers its BBI judgment on the High Court decision today after a 48-day wait
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
As BBI verdict comes, here's a reminder of the legal battle that led us to today
BBI office files appeal, raises 16 key issues
'The judges failed to correctly state who can initiate a popular constitutional amendment process.'
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
BBI office files appeal, raises 16 key issues
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BBI reggae stopped
The Building Bridges Initiative was yesterday dealt a major blow after a bench of five High Court judges stopped what would have been a fairy tale run
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
BBI reggae stopped
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The 17 issues at the heart of landmark ruling on BBI
High Court judges have analysed whether BBI referendum process conformed with the Constitution and whether it amounted to a popular initiative.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 2 years ago
The 17 issues at the heart of landmark ruling on BBI
Relief for Mwilu as court reverses orders barring her from her office
The High Court moved to forestall a crisis in the Judiciary by lifting an order that had been issued by the same court last Frida
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 3 years ago
Relief for Mwilu as court reverses orders barring her from her office
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How Mwilu ouster will affect the courts
Legal experts have warned of a crisis in the Judiciary following the decision by a Meru court to suspend Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 3 years ago
How Mwilu ouster will affect the courts
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Mwilu's shock ouster
Man files petition challenging the DCJ’s suitability to continue serving while facing a disciplinary case that is pending before the JSC.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 3 years ago
Mwilu's shock ouster
Maraga’s Tano Tena gift for Uhuru — AG
The State’s chief legal adviser says if House is dissolved, the president may get another five years in State House.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 3 years ago
Maraga’s Tano Tena gift for Uhuru — AG
Judiciary on trial as cash crisis hits hard
More than 15,000 cases were suspended yesterday after dozens of courts around the country shut down over crippling budget cuts.
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 4 years ago
Judiciary on trial as cash crisis hits hard
Jacque Maribe, Jowie charged afresh with Monica’s murder
DPP could charge more people with Monica's murder as Maribe and Jowie charged afresh
By Paul Ogemba and Kamau Muthoni 5 years ago
Jacque Maribe, Jowie charged afresh with Monica’s murder
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