Raila’s lawyer explains impact of NASA being thrown out of Supreme Court case
The lawyer spoke a day after Maraga blocked NASA from election petition
Otiende Amollo, who is also the Rarieda MP, claimed that the ongoing Supreme Court justice had become boring and Kenyans had lost interest in the matter after learning that Odinga would not be involved.
The articulate lawyer stated that there were more Kenyans, including Jubilee leaders who keenly followed the past Presidential petition filed by the former Prime Minister.
“The main political player in any of these things is Raila Amollo Odinga, once he is not involved and he is not a player, the juice just disappears".
"Even the court attendance, it is almost an empty court with only lawyers. Even Jubilee leaders who were scrambling to get to court are no longer there...Even reporters are running out of things to report and some stations are running other things like Almujadeen and other funny stuff,” Amollo stated during an interview on JKL.
The Rarieda MP further claimed that the Supreme Court had downgraded from the air of neutrality that marked their August petition, to the current environment, where he claimed there were doubts on whether the apex court would gather the same courage it had in August.
“The Chief Justice has said the Judiciary is under threat and called on citizens to protect them. That is a cry of desperation. There have been efforts to intimidate the judges and whether that intimidation has worked or not we are not sure. But there are signs it has worked,” the legislator stated.
The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on the credibility and legality of the October 26 election, latest Monday 20th of November.
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