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President-Elect Ruto's Lawyers Convene a Meeting Outside Supreme Court Before Afternoon Session

DP Ruto's lead counsel in court.

Lead lawyers in the deputy president William Ruto's defense have convened an urgent meeting outside the Kenyan Supreme Court before the next court session.

The legal team which is under the leadership of senior counsel Fred Ngatia is heard consulting most probably on the basis that they will be the next giving a response before the court judges.

They will be given 15 minutes to go through what the petitioners had presented in court with their main aim being to show the court that what was presented by Raila Amollo Odinga's lawyer Julia Soweto was not factual.

"Lawyers representing President-elect William Ruto consulting during a break at Supreme Court, in preparation for the next session"Citizen TV.

At the same time, the Supreme Court registrar has finally released a report showing the outcome of the scrutiny that had been ordered by the court on Monday evening.

According to the report, there were six Polling stations that didn't produce the vital firms 34As which are normally used to determine the actual tally of the presidential election results at the polling stations.

"Supreme Court Registrar says in report 6 polling stations didn't produce Form 34A, 26 complied, 9 gave used forms; recount majorly tallied with final results."

The report is expected to be issued to the plenary session of the supreme court on Friday morning by the registrar of the supreme court.

Earlier, the Supreme Court was forced to reassure the petitioners in the consolidated presidential election petition of the compliance to an order it issued on scrutiny of the electoral commission’s server following claims by the lead petitioner that access to some seven servers had not been granted.

Raila Odinga’s lead counsel James Orengo raised the matter of noncompliance as co-petitioners made their submissions on Wednesday saying the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had only opened one server.

The Supreme Court is on Friday at midday expected to conclude hearing the consolidated presidential petition after submissions from the petitioners and respondents.

On Friday, the Apex Court will hear replies to several questions raised by the bench to the respondents who include IEBC, its commissioners led by the Chairperson Wafula Chebukati and President elect William Ruto.

Also, they will hear rebuttals from the petitioners including Raila Odinga on some of the issues they raised during their oral submissions in the presidential petition.

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