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Supreme Court Judge Fails to Appear During Critical Ruling

One of the Supreme Court judges who nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's win...

Chief Justice David Maraga announced that Justice Smokin Wanjala would not be appearing for the full judgement as he was out of the country.

Maraga, however, added that Wanjala's ruling would be read on his behalf.

The Chief Justice did not disclose details on why the Supreme Court judge did not appear for such a critical session which has been anticipated for the past 21 days.

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Unverified reports indicated that the respected judge had flown to London to attend a graduation ceremony.

Wanjala, Justice Maraga, deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Isaac Lenaola delivered the majority decision, nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's win in the August 8 election.

Justices Njoki Ndung'u and Jacktone Ojwang gave the minority decision, dismissing the petition filed by NASA leader Raila Odinga.

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