Tomorrow’s repeat presidential election will continue after the Supreme Court failed to proceed with the hearing of the petition seeking to stop tomorrow’s election due to lack of quorum.
Most of the judges were away and for proper constitution of the court the court has to have five judges.
Chief Justice appeared alone for the much-anticipated hearing.
He said only he and Justice Isaac Lenaola were available to proceed with the petition.
The deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu was unable to attend court following the shooting of her driver-cum-bodyguard on Ngong Road on Tuesday evening, Justice Maraga explained.
The CJ said Justice Njoki Ndung’u was out of Nairobi and unable to get a flight back.
Justice Ibrahim Mohammed is unwell and out of the country for specialised treatment.
For their part, Justices Jackton Ojwang and Smokin Wanjala were “unable to attend court.
This means that the election will go on as planned tomorrow.
Kenyans have taken to twitter to express their thoughts. Check them out below.
zile blue ticks CJ Maraga amekulishwa pale kwa whatsaap group Supreme Court, an L for the boychild
— captain (@M_Kelvinaal) October 25, 2017
Supreme court drama never ends
— mits (@mitskimiti) October 25, 2017
The Supreme Court just quashed democracy. Quorum interrupted by some assassin. Y’all open your eyes. Kwani KQ hawana planes. @kot
— Cetrick Afundi (@Cetrick__A) October 25, 2017
The Supreme Court judges withdrawing their labour to the court is a travesty to the law. Their oath of office is then at question.
— ThisisM6 (@lunasogun) October 25, 2017
A Divided Iebc, A Divided Supreme Court , All Is Not Well