Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga has issued a new directive that will make it hard for any presidential candidate to claim voter theft in the country.
Maraga has on Sunday November 22 introduced a new set of rules meant to save time on the bench through reduced documentation which usually comes in bulk giving them a lot of challenge to comp through perfectly.
Despite his retirement being just at the corner, the CJ has gone deadhead to reduce the volume of documents which petitioners bring before them and now wants it to be strictly 30 pages or less.
He further claimed that in the past two contested elections, judges were forced to spent nights in court perusing through volumes of court papers which had been presented by complainants.
He also said from now henceforth there will be an introduction of coded colours while filing cases to make them easy to navigate through which will then save time of review.
On matters Appeal, Maraga directed that this must be presented strictly in not more than 15 pages and anything above that will by ruthlessly expunged.
The Judiciary president added that the 2022 petition will only be admitted if filed in both electronic and hard copies but the electronic one must be 100 percent accurate.
“The default display view of all documents filed electronically shall be 100 percent,” the new rules stipulated.
With these new measures, it will make work easier for the judges who had to contend with volumes of work within a very short time especially in the two past elections petitions.
Orange Democratic Movement ODM boss Raila Odinga tried to challenge election results twice(2013 and 2017) without much success.