Maraga's Team rejects petition challenging Uhuru's win

The Supreme Court threw out the petition filed on Monday.

According to the apex court, the petition by George Bush and John Chengo lacked the legal threshold to be admitted.

The two wanted to file the petition without paying the Sh1.5 million that is required as court fees for the case to be heard and determined.

The two said they were poor and were not able to pay the mandatory court fees.

Bush and Chengo said they lived in a mud-walled house in Huruma and attached their Mpesa statements to show their poor financial status.

However, the court's deputy registrar Daniel ole Kantai confirmed their application failed to meet the legal threshold set for filing a presidential election petition.

One petition was filed by former Trade assistant minister Harun Mwau and another by activists Njonjo Mue and Khalef Khalifa.

According to the timelines, the petitioners have two days to serve the petition to the respondents – IEBC, Mr Chebukati and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The respondents will have four days to file their responses and a pre-trial conference will be heard on the eighth day, followed immediately with the hearing.

Judges thereafter have only four days to hear and determine the case.

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