President-elect William Ruto is today expected to file his responses to the nine presidential election petitions at the Supreme Court challenging his election as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor.
This is after Azimio-One Kenya coalition party flagbearer, Raila Odinga, and his running mate Martha Karua through their legal team led by Senior Counsel James Orengo filed the petition challenging the declaration of Deputy President William Ruto as the President-elect.
In his petition, Raila Odinga is expecting 23 declarations from the judges against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions (IEBC), its chairman Wafula Chebukati and William Ruto.
The law gives the respondents named in the petition which include the President-elect and IEBC four days to file a response to all the petitions filed to challenge the outcome of the election.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission as a respondent on Wednesday filed documents requested by the petitioners challenging the presidential election results.
IEBC files reponse to Raila's presidential election petition
IEBC officials and its lawyers delivered the documents to the Milimani Law Courts where the Supreme Court will be hearing and determining the case.
Among the paperwork submitted are copies of all the documents used to declare the results such as Forms 34A, Forms 34B and Form 34c.
In his petition, Raila Odinga named IEBC as the first respondent and also included chairman Wafula Chebukati as well as his six other commissioners.
Both parties will be given two days to ask the judges to make specific orders to help their cases, by commanding something to be done or prohibiting it.
This will be followed by applications by third parties to be enjoined as friends of the court (amicus curiae), which is expected to take one day.