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Ahmednasir warns CJ Koome over new election petition rule: " you've only 76 days."

IN SUMMARY.

- City Lawyer has warned Martha Karua over her recent rule.

- Koome had earlier ruled that no one should comment or predict a ruling on a case before the Judges.

The City Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has warned the Chief Justice Martha Koome over her recent rule on cemmenting on a presidential petition before the Court.

Taking to his official Twitter account, Ahmednasir warned CJ Martha Koome saying that there must be life after President Uhuru Kenyatta's exit. He says Uhuru's Gov't has only 76 days before the general election.

"[email protected] must know there is life after H.E UHURU and Jubilee...they have only 76 more [email protected]" He said.

In a Gazette notice supplement 77 dated 5th May 2022 (Legislative supplement no.35) on a presidential petition amendments, Martha Koome had filled that:

The rule 18 of the Supreme Court (Presidential Election Petition) Rules, 2017, is amendedy adding the following new sub-rules immediatel after sub-rule (3).

That upon commencement of the hearing of the petition by the Court, litigants, their advocates and advocates agents shall refrain from expressing their opinion on merit, demerit or predict the outcome of the petition in any manner that would prejudice or impede Court proceedings, until judgement is delivered.

The CJ added that a breach of said sub-rule shall amount to contempt of Court under the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

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Ahmednasir Ahmednasir Abdullahi CJ Koome Koome Martha Karua

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