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Clerks, researchers in nullified poll case transferred

Office of the Supreme Court’s President has made a number of changes, a day to the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to the Sunday Nation,at least 6 court clerks and all research assistants involved in drafting and steering the September 1 judgment that voided the August 8 presidential election have either been dropped or transferred.

Two clerks of the Apex court have already been transferred to new courts while four of their colleagues have received letters but are yet to be transferred.

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One clerk is said to have been sent to Kajiado law court while another has been transferred to Nakuru.

Supreme Court registrar Esther Nyaiyaki (in blue) receives petition documents from Nasa leaders at the Supreme Court on August 18, 2017. Mr Odinga filed his case some minutes to midnight on Friday. PHOTO COURTESY | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Meanwhile, none of the researchers who assisted the Judges during the election first petition filed by Nasa leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka was involved in the second election petition that challenged the October 26 repeat presidential poll.

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Similarly, Supreme Court Registrar Esther Nyaiyaki, whose report on the audit of results declaration forms caused controversy, seems to have taken a low profile after being attacked by Jubilee hardliners over accusations that she doctored a report that was used in the annulment of the August 8 poll.

The Judiciary has since, however, defended her, stating that she conducted the exercise under the directive of the court.

Chief justice David Maraga,together with the Registrar, will preside over the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta scheduled for tomorrow,28th November.

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