Chief Justice David Maraga has assured that the Supreme Court will expeditiously determine Presidential petition filed by NASA leader Raila Odinga challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking in an interview with KTN News, Maraga assured that the judges were fully seized of the matter and have spent their time going through documents filed by Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and Chairman Wafula Chebukatu, who are the three respondents in the case.
He said a verdict on the petition will be delivered on Friday next week in line with the legal requirements on timelines guiding presidential petitions.
“It is really nothing other than what the nation expects of us. As a Supreme Court we are doing our very best to comb through these records and see the evidence each party has presented before us and of course decide the case on the basis of the evidence before us and the law and that we will so by Friday September 1. We do not have a choice,” he said.
A pre-trial status conference on the petition will be held at 7.00pm Saturday, where rules will be set.
“We received these records especially from the respondents and mine came to me here after midnight. When I woke up, I started on it and I will go on until I am tired then I sleep,” he stated, “my colleagues are doing the same and you know the period is very short and the period is very short and the amount to be covered is enormous so we are doing as much as we humanly can.” Maraga added.