Tuesday, August 30, 2022 –The Supreme Court has today listed a number of issues which it intends to look at throughout the hearing process.
CJ Koome took her time to read through what they will strictly be looking at before making a ruling; what appeared to be in tandem with lawyers from both ends.
The issues include whether there was a difference between Forms 34A uploaded on IEBC public portal and Forms34A received at the National Tallying Centre(Bomas) and Forms 34A issued to political parties’ agents at polling stations.
Secondly, whether the technology deployed by IEBC for the 2022 General Election was compromised in terms of standards of integrity, verifiability, security and transparency to guarantee accurate and verifiable results and whether there was interference with uploading and transmission of Forms 34A from polling stations to IEBC public portal.
Moreover, the court will look at whether the postponement of gubernatorial elections in Kakamega and Mombasa counties, and other Parliamentary and Ward elections affected voter turnout that eventually affected presidential results.
Also the MarthaKoome-led court will look at whether there were discrepancies between votes cast for presidential candidates and other elective positions.
Whether IEBC carried out verification tallying and declaration of results in accordance with the provisions of Article 138 (3c) and Article 138 (10) of the Constitution.
Whether Ruto, the declared president-elect attained 50 per cent +1 in accordance with Article 138 (4) of the Constitution.
And additionally, whether there were irregularities of such magnitude as to affect the final results of the presidential election.
The Apex Court in the land will base on the nine issues to deliver a verdict slated for September 5 at the same venue.
During the hearing period, the court ordered that only four lawyers representing each party will be allowed into the official chambers.
This will then help the seven-judge bench to know what orders could be granted in the hearing that will kick off from Wednesday this week.
Raila’s lawyers have been given 3 hours to table their petition in Court tomorrow.