, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The petition in which five jubilee MPs have sued CORD leaders for threatening to storm the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) offices and force the embattled commissioners out of office is set to be heard Friday morning at the High Court.
In the suit which was certified as urgent, Judge Isaac Lenaola directed the legislators through lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui to serve the application immediately upon the CORD brigade to facilitate an inter-partes hearing.
The judge also allowed MPs Ferdinand Waititu, Moses Kuria, Dennis Waweru, Kimani Ichung’wa and Alice Ng’ang’a to advertise the suit in one of the local dailies.
In the suit, the Attorney-General, Raila Odinga, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula, and their respective parties ODM, Wiper, and Ford-Kenya have been named as parties.
The Jubilee politicians want the Opposition leaders, their supporters and agents restrained from storming the IEBC offices and intimidating them in any manner pending hearing and determination of the case.
On Tuesday, CORD said it intends to storm the offices of the electoral commission every successive Monday from May 2 should the IEBC Commissioners remain in office.
The petitioners however described it as a threat in violation of the Constitution to the extent that it seeks to force the IEBC commissioners to leave office prematurely; before their term in office expires.