Monday, 6 May 2013

KISUMU Judges To Begin Poll Petitions

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Two judges will from Friday this week suspend the hearing of other cases and start hearing poll petitions filed at the Kisumu High Court. Justices Hilary Chemitei and Aggrey Muchelule have only five months left to dispose of the petitions before them.

Chemitei and Muchelule have two petitions each to dispose of according to the new rules. The petitions include one challenging the election of Siaya governor Rasanga Amoth filed by an unsuccessful aspirant William Oduol.
Another petition challenges the election of Nyando Member of Parliament Fred Outa filed by Jared Okello while the other one is against Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch. The two judges have told litigants that no other cases will be heard until the petitions are dispensed with.
Muchelule communicated the same during the official opening of the offices of the commission on administrative justice last week where the chairman Otiende Amollo was in attendance. The same sentiments were echoed by Chemitei during the mentioning of various cases yesterday where he said other cases will be heard probably after September. The judge said the cases can be heard earlier if the petitions are dispensed with early enough.