The Kenyan Supreme Court will rule on the petitions contesting the results of the presidential election in August starting at 12 PM on Monday.
According to a notice of judgment delivery issued by Supreme Court Registrar Letizia Wachira, the 7-judge bench will deliver the verdict at the Supreme Court Milmani Law Courts.
After a week of intense legal battles pitting opposing political camps against each other, Chief Justice Martha Koome and her six colleagues at the Supreme Court retired to write their decision.
Regardless of the outcome on Monday, here are the possible orders the court may make:
Dismissing or upholding the petition
The apex court may dismiss the petition by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party chief Raila Odinga, thereby upholding the victory of President-elect William Ruto.
In a situation where the apex court quashes the petition, the court will likely declare Ruto as the duly elected 5th President of Kenya.
Validating or invalidating the declaration made by IEBC
In another possible outcome, the court may invalidate the declaration of Ruto by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as the President-elect, which will set the stage for the nullification of the August elections.
According to Article 163 (2) of the Constitution which stipulates that the judges of the court shall, as far as practicable, form the bench for hearing & determining the petition, their decision shall be final.
It will mean that if Ruto’s victory is upheld, then he will be sworn in on September 13, 2022, 7 days after the delivery of the verdict.
Should they allow the petition, Ruto’s declaration as President-elect will be nullified & a repeat State House race conducted within 60 days.
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