Uhuru files defence against Nasa petition

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On 25 August 2017 at 12:01
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President Uhuru Kenyatta legal team on Thursday filed his response to an election petition challenging his win filed by National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga.
The President’s lawyers said they will file documents "but not all of them" Adding "They are confident that there is nothing to worry about in the petition as the election was peaceful."
"We are confident about the answers we give, We are bullish about everything we have done. And let the case start. We are ready, " said Mr. (...)

President Uhuru Kenyatta legal team on Thursday filed his response to an election petition challenging his win filed by National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga.

The President’s lawyers said they will file documents "but not all of them" Adding "They are confident that there is nothing to worry about in the petition as the election was peaceful."

"We are confident about the answers we give, We are bullish about everything we have done. And let the case start. We are ready, " said Mr. Abdullahi one of the lawyers said

Earlier, a message was posted on President Kenyatta’s Facebook account read: We are now ready to file our response.

In the pictures, the President was flanked by Jubilee Party Chief Agent Davis Chirchir, lawyers Fred Ngatia, Mr. Abdullahi, and Mr. Monari.

Mr. Odinga filed his case challenging President Kenyatta’s election some minutes to midnight on Friday, paving the way for a rigorous, 14-day marathon courtroom battle.
In the petition, the opposition leader and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka have named President Kenyatta, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and its chairman Wafula Chebukati as respondents.

In directions issued by Chief Justice David Maraga, who is also the President of the Supreme Court, Nasa is required to file their written submissions by 1 pm Friday while IEBC, its chairman, and President Kenyatta are required to file theirs by 3 pm.

On Friday morning, parties were supposed to appear in court for interlocutory applications while the pre-trial conference will be held on Saturday.

In affidavits expected to be filed in court, President Kenyatta, his agents Mr. Chirchir, Winnie Guchu, and Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho are among those who filed their statements in opposition to Nasa’s petition.


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