BY SAM ALFAN.
The Judiciary is prepared to handle presidential election if any is filed, challenging the just concluded presidential results.
A presidential election petition should be filed within seven days after the declaration of the results.
Azimio La Umoja has said it is not satisfied in the outcome, promising to challenge the election through ‘legal and constitutional’ means.
The Judiciary has set a sub-registry at Forodha house in Milimani, ready to handle the cases when they come.
The building, which was recently acquired by Judiciary from Treasury has been renovated and hosts the Anti-Corruption courts and Registry and several Tribunals.
Supreme Court Judge Isaac Lenaola toured at Forodha house to ensure everything is ready.
The Supreme Court directed that parties intending to file presidential petition should file at the Sub-registry based at Forodha house.
Supreme Court registrar L Wachira notified advocates and litigants that any Presidential Election Petition shall be filed exclusively at Forodha house.
“Take further notice that, under Rule 7(3) of Supreme Court (Presidential Election Petition) Rules,2017 , where the petition is filed on the last available day of filing ,it shall be filed before 1400hrs of the day,” said Wachira.
Security officers led by Judiciary police unit also toured the building to ensure the area was secure and ready the hearing until determination of the presidential election in case.