MARTHA KARUA CASE TO BE HEARD BY NEW BENCH.

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Three Court of Appeal judges, lady Justice Roselyn Nambuye (centre) Hannah Okwengu (left) and Gatembu Kairu (right) to hear Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua election petition appeal sitting in Nairobi on Tuesday July 31,2018/PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

A new bench has  appointed  to hear election appeal by  Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua.

The  appeal  will now be heard Nairobi by judges Roselyn Nambuye, Hannah Okwengu and Gatembu Kairu, this comes after two judges Justice Fatuma Sichale and  Sankale  Ole Kankai excused themselves from hearing the case citing close link with Karua..

When the parties appeared before the new bench on Tuesday, Ms Karua and her lawyer Gitobu Imanyara asked to be allowed to produce additional evidence in the appeal.

The application has been opposed by the electoral body and Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru.

According to Ms Waiguru the application seeks to introduce new evidence and the result would alter the appeal.

The judges directed that the application be heard separately from the main appeal. 13 August 2018

The case failed to proceed two weeks ago after judges Sichale and ole Kantai withdrew themselves from the hearing.

Ms Karua lost the election to Ms Waiguru on August 8, but she was not satisfied and challenged the outcome.

This is the second time she is filing an appeal. Her case was first dismissed early this year but the Court of Appeal overturned the decision and ordered the petition to be heard afresh.

Justice Lucy Gitari heard the petition and dismissed it, necessitating the second appeal.

Hearing to be heard on 13 of August.

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