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Chief Justice Maraga to hear case seeking to stop elections tomorrow


The Chief Justice has directed 3 petitioners seeking to stop the planned presidential elections to serve all presidential candidates and submit their written submissions by 8am tomorrow morning for a hearing of the same tomorrow at 10am.

In the directions, Maraga says the petition will be heard tomorrow from 10am notwithstanding it might be a public holiday.

Earlier today, a Gazette Notice was leaked online declaring tomorrow Wednesday 25th as a public holiday. The notice has come with a lot of controversy in the manner it was released.

The Kenya Law has issued a statement that they are yet to receive the official Gazette Notice declaring tomorrow a holiday.

It is speculated that declaring tomorrow as a holiday is the lat card in Uhuru’s hands to cripple the Courts and the many cases set for hearing and determination on whether the elections should be conducted on Thursday. Court officials normally do not sit during holidays.

Maraga’s stance to hear and probably determine the case tomorrow is a big blow to Uhuru’s plans in stiffling the Courts and pushing through with the elections.

So far, many public service vehicles whose owners support Jubilee have brought down fares by more than 90% to allow Kenyans to travel to their registered polling stations to vote.


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