CORD’s petition pushed to Saturday

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Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) has postponed the filing of its petition challenging the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president to Saturday.

Lands minister James Orengo said that the election petition which was scheduled to be filled today has been pushed to Saturday to avoid a ‘mix up’ with other petitioner.

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Orengo who is also the Siaya Senator elect explained that the decision was reached at after realizing that other entities were also preparing to file a similar petition today.

“We want to assure the public that the petition is ready and all the documents are ready for filling.   Our move is purely strategic and has nothing to do with the content of the petition,” Orengo maintained.

Speaking to journalist at Serena Hotel on Friday, Orengo reiterated that they have a watertight case that the elections were not credible.

The former Ugenya MP said that Cord’s legal team had some of the best brains in the country saying that their lead Counsel, George Oraro is one of the lawyers who have dealt with the highest number of election petitions in the country.

“It would be completely unethical for Senior Counsels like me, Mutula Kilonzo and former Attorney General Amos Wako to go to court if we have no evidence. Look at the legal team and you will know the seriousness of what we are talking about,” Orengo said.

He noted that they have consulted with the judiciary and are aware that the seven day window provided by law for the filling of the election petition have not elapsed.

He also said that although tomorrow is not a working day, they are making arrangements with the Registry of the Supreme Court when to file the petition and pay the requisite fees.

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Orengo who is also the Siaya Senator elect explained that the decision was reached at after realizing that other entities were also preparing to file a similar petition today.

“We want to assure the public that the petition is ready and all the documents are ready for filling.   Our move is purely strategic and has nothing to do with the content of the petition,” Orengo maintained.

Speaking to journalist at Serena Hotel on Friday, Orengo reiterated that they have a watertight case that the elections were not credible.

The former Ugenya MP said that Cord’s legal team had some of the best brains in the country saying that their lead Counsel, George Oraro is one of the lawyers who have dealt with the highest number of election petitions in the country.

“It would be completely unethical for Senior Counsels like me, Mutula Kilonzo and former Attorney General Amos Wako to go to court if we have no evidence. Look at the legal team and you will know the seriousness of what we are talking about,” Orengo said.

He noted that they have consulted with the judiciary and are aware that the seven day window provided by law for the filling of the election petition have not elapsed.

He also said that although tomorrow is not a working day, they are making arrangements with the Registry of the Supreme Court when to file the petition and pay the requisite fees.

Source:standardmedia.co.ke

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