The Judiciary has published crucial timelines in the determination of presidential election desires filed by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential seeker, Raila Odinga, and eight other pleaders.
In a schedule published on Tuesday, August 23, the Judiciary indicated that all nine pleaders will be needed to serve the repliers in their desires moment.
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Accordingly, all the repliers will be given four days to collect their responses. They will be needed to file their responses at the Supreme Court registry by Saturday, August 27.
Repliers will also serve the pleaders with their responses during the same period.Later, pleaders will file their returns – a reply to issues raised by the repliers on Sunday, August 28.
“ Interlocutory operations will be filed and served on Monday, August 29, and consequent responses to the operations filed on Tuesday, August 30, ” read the schedule in part.
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Interlocutory operations are requests made by any of the parties in the solicitation to the court or the other party in regard to the effects they would wish fulfilled to help them in executing their cases.
Upon conclusion of filing interlocutory operations, third parties enjoined in the suits will be given an occasion to file their operations before the court and served each of the pleaders and repliers in the particular solicitation.
The deadline for the third- party operation is set for Wednesday, August 31. Apre-trial conference will also be held for one day on Tuesday, August 30.
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Some of the issues to be bandied and determined during the pretrial include; framing queried & uncontested issues, consideration to consolidate the desires, and determination on the number of lawyers to speak and the time allocated to them.
Hearing of desires by the seven Supreme Court Judges led by Chief Justice Martha Karambu Koome will commence on Wednesday, August 31.
Deadline to rendering the judgment was set for Monday, September 5.
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According to the law, the Supreme Court is anticipated to deliver judgement on presidential desires 14 days after the desires are filed.
Others who have filed desires before the Supreme Court include David Ngari, John Kamau, Khelef Khalifa, Moses Kuria, Busia Senator elect – Okiya Omtatah, Reuben Kigame, Youth Advocacy Africa and Juliah Chege.
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