Uhuru Summons Paul Muite For ‘Ignorantly Supporting’ NASA.
Kenya:- Monday August 28, 2017. Lawyer Muite summoned by Uhuru
In a pre-trial sitting held by Supreme Court on 26th August, 2017 evening, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission lawyer, Paul Muite told the seven-judge bench that IEBC is ready to grant NASA access to the original forms 34A only under supervision of the Supreme Court.
This move angered president Uhuru Kenyatta’s team with lawyer Ahamednassir Abdullahi terming it as outright ignorance of a seasoned lawyer like Paul Muite. Kenyatta was prompted to summon Lawyer Muite in a sitting that did not last less than two hours. Reports indicate that Muite has been warned of careless arguments that could benefit the petitioners.
But President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lawyer Ahamednasir Abdullahi had objected the move to allow NASA access to the forms saying the decision will prejudice his client.
However, the supreme court has on Monday morning ruled that the petitioners be granted access to the IEBC servers.
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Kenya:- Monday August 28, 2017. #PresidentialPetionKe.
The Supreme Court has this Morning ruled out that the petitioners be granted permission to access IEBC servers and the l Kiems kits. IEBC is also expected to provide all scanned forms 34’s A, B and C.
Reports indicate that the ruling has set both IEBC and jubilee on panic mood. None expected it!
Both the petitioners and the respondents’ lawyers have requested for 30 – minute adjournment to be able to address the new development.
Last night, NASA also had its day in court when the court disallowed prayers by IEBC and 2nd and 3rd respondent to struck out critical affidavit filed out on Friday by Petitioners.