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Why Justice Smokin Wanjala Warned Lawyer Twice During The Court Proceedings

Lawyer Otieno Willis.

The case against the decision by the independent electoral and boundaries commission to declare William Ruto as the president elect is currently underway at the supreme court.

The seven supreme court judges have been listening to arguments from lawyers representing the former prime minister Raila Odinga and other supporting petitioners.

During his representation, lawyer Otieno Willis representating Khalifa and others challenged the move by chairman Wafula chebukati to announce the presidential results without involving other four commissioners.

While arguing his case, he said that the decision was made by the minority commissioners leaving out the four who were a majority

He however found himself in trouble when he tried to compare the composition of the independent electoral and boundaries commission with the supreme court.

In his comparison, he said it's not possible for the chief justice to announce a decision favored by the minority judges.

At this juncture, the supreme court judge Smokin wanjala interjected and advised him against Comparing the structure of the supreme court and the IEBC.

"Do you want to compare the structure of the supreme court with that of IEBC? Be careful", Said justice smokin wanjala after the interjection.

Lawyer Otieno quickly obliged and continued Making his submissions.

However, before long he again found himself in trouble when he compared chebukati's way operation when he was declaring results as a "piki piki ponki"game.

This forced justice Wanjala once again to interject and Advice the lawyer to avoid using such language because it's not accepted in Court.

In his concluding remarks, he asked the court not to allow the victory of William Ruto to stand saying the will of the people was subverted.

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