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RAILA’s Sup.Court Petition Suffers First Major Blow.Crucial Evidence Flagged by IEBC Lawyers

Four documents in National Super Alliance’s (NASA)leader Raila Odinga’s petition challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta are likely to be thrown away after they were filed past stipulated deadline.

The court’s registrar, Ms Esther Nyaiyaki, said in a letter to Mr Odinga’s lawyers on Monday that the Supreme Court has received two complete sets of 59 volumes of their petition and that, on Sunday, the lawyers submitted six more, two days after the deadline had elapsed.
This spells doom for the NASA legal team as the ruling begins next week. Such was the case in 2013 when CORD’s 900-page evidence was thrown out by judges for late filing.
NASA claims the documents are forms 34A which are an extension to those file on Friday.
“A document is deemed to have been filed when it was paid for and, in this case, that was done before Friday midnight. That is the legal position,” Raila’s lawyer Paul Mwangi said as quoted by the Daily Nation.
The IEBC has already protested the latest development by writing to NASA demanding answers on why fresh documents are being filed past the deadline.
On Sunday, August 20, IEBC lawyers flagged these new documents and claimed they were yet to be served with the petition by NASA, but the opposition team quickly dismissed their claims by tabling stamped receipts showing IEBC had been served.
The three respondents, who were served on Sunday, now have four days to file their responses.
We will keep you informed as things develop…..

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