The Supreme Court has granted petitioners challenging President Uhuru's re-election orders to access results forms used by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in the October 26th repeat presidential election.
The judges however declined to grant the petitioners orders to have access to IEBC servers, Kiems kits and other electronic election materials.
“The (IEBC) is hereby ordered to grant access to all original Forms 34A, Forms 34B, Form 34C. The (IEBC) is also to avail a certified copy of the voters’ register at the costs of the petitioner. The remaining prayers are hereby declined,” Justice Smokin Wanjala read the unanimous decision on Wednesday morning.
Chief Justice Maraga directed IEBC lead lawyer, Waweru Gatonye, to ensure the petitioners’ team, headed by lawyer Harun Ndubi are given access to the forms and voters register.
“Please arrange for somebody to open where they are, send your representatives. If he wants to make a copy, let them do that,” said Justice Maraga, adding that each of the three parties in the petition send a team of seven people to scrutinize the documents.
The court said it will give a detailed reason why it declined to grant orders for the petitioners to be allowed to access IEBC servers.
In the petition challenging the cancelled August 8th election, the court granted the petitioners (Nasa leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka) orders to restricted access to the IEBC results transmission system.