Maraga appoints three judges in ballot paper tender case

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Supreme Court President, Chief Justice David Maraga in Homa Bay, June 22, 2017. [Photo: @dkmaraga]

Supreme Court President, Chief Justice David Maraga has appointed three judges to hear a case challenging the awarding of the IEBC ballot papers printing tender to the Dubai-based Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing LLC.

The National Super Alliance (Nasa) moved to court, seeking cancellation of printing of the papers, saying the governmnet, under President Uhuru Kenyatta, influenced the tendering process.

Maraga appointed High Court judges George Odunga, John Mativo and Joel Ngugi (presiding), to hear the case, following a judgement by the Appellate Court, June 23.

In his ruling, Justice Odunga also allowed the Jubilee Party, the Attorney General’s Office, the Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot and voter Samuel Waweru to be enjoined in the suit, following their application.

Odunga declined to stop the execution of the tender and directed parties to file their court papers ahead of the hearing next week.

IEBC is opposed to the cancellation of the tender, saying the August 8 elections will likely be affected.

The case is scheduled for hearing, Tuesday June 27.
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