Maraga’s team to make important decision on presidential results tomorrow

The announcement is set to impact the outcome of the presidential results.

Judges led by Chief Justice David Maraga have been pushing for the number of days to to hear and determine a presidential petition be increased from the current 14 to 30 days.

CJ Maraga who chairs the Judiciary Committee on Election Petitions is on record saying the current period of time is too short.

The judiciary through a written memo has already petitioned parliament seeking an amendment of the law.

The judicial arm of government blamed parliament for the crisis saying that the existing law was a ticking time bomb which they want to avoid; like the scenario in 2013 when former Prime Minister Raila Odinga petitioned President Uhuru Kenyata's election.

Maraga wants an amendment to Article 163(4) of the Constitution to ensure Supreme Court won't hear any appeals, to avoid flooding of the court since there is a strong possibility most election cases will go to the Supreme Court.

The CJ has argued that despite the parliament-joint committee on IEBC proposing that there be amendments to presidential petitions, parliamentarians have refused to carry any amendments so far.

“On the extension on the timeline of the presidential petition, we appreciate the tension in the country of not not having a sworn in president in office for 30 days, but presidential petitions are very important since they set precedent in other petitions and are also studied in universities,” Maraga said during the judges' annual colloquium in Mombasa


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