CJ Maraga makes strict rule after controversial ballot papers case

Chief Justice David Maraga made the announcement after NASA went to court

Chief Justice David Maraga

Speaking when he laid the foundation stone for the construction of Homa Bay High Court, CJ Maraga stated that the Judiciary will neither interfere with the General Election nor make any decision that will see it postponed.

Mr. Maraga mentioned this hour after the National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders filed a case in the High Court objecting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) decision to award Al Ghurair, a Dubai- based company, the tender to print the ballot papers.

He highlighted that any petition made to the court will be heard but will not in any way affect the poll date.

"The Judiciary is ready to handle all matters regarding the election. Any Kenyan with grievances is welcome to file a petition.

"We are ready to handle all cases based on evidence and in accordance with the law and the required speed," he assured.

The CJ asked politicians to ensure that they should preach unity throughout the country.

"Patriotism should also come first among us because Kenya belongs to all of us," Maraga noted.

On Thursday after NASA filed the case in court, High Court Judge George Odunga asked the leaders to serve IEBC and Al Ghurair with the suit papers.

The Opposition chief alleged that the Sh2.5 billion tender was illegally awarded to Al Ghurair, a firm they also claimed has strong ties with President Uhuru Kenyatta's family.


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