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Supreme Court pushes ruling on petition applications, main hearing
Aug. 27, 2017, 12:00 pm
By NANCY AGUTU, @nancyagutu and CAROL MAINA

The Supreme Court has postponed its ruling on poll petition applications from 2pm to 7pm on Sunday.

Registrar Esther Nyaiyaki did not give reasons for this and said the hearing of the main petition will start on Monday at 9am.

The court was to deliver rulings on interlocutory applications and begin the hearing of the main petition at 3pm today.

The petition resulted from Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in the August 8 general election and contestant Raila Odinga's opposition on claims of rigging.

NASA lawyers want the court to grant them permission for access to logs on election transmission servers
 

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Nairobi heavily guarded as police keep away NASA supporters
By Cyrus Ombati | Sunday, Aug 27th 2017 at 12:27

Police spread their grip to major city informal settlements keeping away NASA supporters who planned to stage a vigil outside the Supreme Court.

Whereas on Saturday contingents of police blocked major roads near the court, the operation was spread to the informal settlements where officers patrolled on foot discouraging pedestrians from "going to town".

The petition against the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta started Saturday amid tight security around and within the precincts of the Supreme Court.

Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said the move was aimed at ensuring judges had a humble environment to make their decisions.


"We don't want the groups to come and disrupt peace. Let them stay away and wait the outcome," he said.

Pedestrians around Supreme Court were also turned away by police.

NASA cried foul over the move to prevent their supporters from holding a prayer vigil at the Court and called on them to ignore the police order and hold peaceful prayers.

But their attempts were thwarted with the heavy deployments of police in the city. They had asked police to provide them with security during the prayer meeting.
 

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