All is set for the presidential petition pre-trial conference  at the Supreme court

All is set for the presidential petition pre-trial conference at the Supreme court

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH AUG 2017-All is set for the presidential petition pre-trial conference set for Saturday 26th evening.The conference which is expected to kick off at 7pm brings together all parties to the petition for the very first time before the official  hearing of case  commences.

The national Super Alliance NASA who are the petitioner ,president Uhuru Kenyatta the first respondent and the independent electoral and boundaries Commission  IEBC  who are the second respondent will be  meeting to set the conditions  that will  guide the entire petition once it begins next Monday.

Lawyers representing both parties to the petition are expected to be in official outfit as well as  the supreme court judges.

Law society of Kenya has sought  to  join the petition as a friend of the court .Attorney general prof Githu Muigai  has also applied to be a friend of the court.In an affidavit   filed on Friday in court Muigai  says he is authorized under article 156(5 ) of the constitution to appear with permission of the court, as a friend of the court in any civil proceedings to which the government was not party.

The National super Alliance NASA has however vowed to oppose Muigai’s move .

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