Judges re­sume work this week after re­cess

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - SPORT - BY SAM KIPLAGAT

Judges re­sume work this week after a month-long re­cess, with the coun­try's high­est court ex­pected to de­liver rul­ings on elec­tion pe­ti­tions that were con­cluded last year.

Be­fore the De­cem­ber break, the Supreme Court, led by Chief Jus­tice David Maraga (below), de­liv­ered sev­eral judg­ments, hand­ing po­lit­i­cal life­lines to Machakos Gover­nor Al­fred Mu­tua, Kil­go­ris MP Gideon Konchel­lah, his Bon­chari coun­ter­part, Mr John Oyioka, Nandi Hills MP Al­fred Keter and Marsabit Woman Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Safia Adan.

An ap­peal seek­ing to chal­lenge the elec­tion of Kwale Gover­nor Salim Mvurya was also dis­missed, but two law­mak­ers— Ugenya MP Christo­pher Karan and Em­bakasi South MP Julius Mawathe — were not so lucky, as the court up­held the de­ci­sions nul­li­fy­ing their elec­tions.

The IEBC has set April 5 for the by-elec­tions.

Lead­ers wait­ing for de­ci­sions in­clude Wa­jir Gover­nor Mo­hamed Abdi Mo­hamud, his Homa Bay coun­ter­part Cyprian Awiti, Lamu's Fahim Twaha and Laikipia's Ndiritu Muri­ithi.

Oth­ers are Lamu Se­na­tor An­war Loitip­tip, MPS Babu Owino (Em­bakasi East), Chamgamwe's Omar Mwinyi, Jus­tus Kiz­ito (Shinyalu) and Kan­gogo Bowen (Marak­wet East).

Also on the list are Wa­jir West MP Ahmed Kolosh and Ms An­nie Kibe (Gatundu North).

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