Supreme Court hears 3 applications before pre-trial conference

November 14, 2017 (2 weeks ago) 12:39 pm
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Chief Justice David Maraga said that the six-judge bench will hear applications for order of scrutiny and the striking out of documents filed out of time/MOSES MUOKI

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 – The Supreme Court is set to hear and make rulings on three applications before the pre-trial conference that has been pushed to 2pm Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Justice David Maraga said that the six-judge bench will hear applications for order of scrutiny and the striking out of documents filed out of time.

He stated that all the parties will be given 10 minutes each to make their arguments in the petitions.

“We have a total of fifteen applications that were filed yesterday. We were here close to midnight last night looking at them. Some we are just disposing on the written submissions that have been filed. These ones that we have picked out, we will just hear brief submissions. The applications we are hearing arguments on this morning together with the others, we will deliver ruling are 2.00pm and then give directions on the hearing of the petition,” he said.

He indicated that there are a total of 15 applications and the pre trial conference is aimed at determining if all the parties have been served with the necessary filings, hear preliminary objections and possibly consolidate the suits and set the hearing dates.

The Supreme Court then adjourned for ten minutes to allow lawyers to put their houses in order.

It is also at the pre-trial conference that the court will decide who among the applicants will be enjoined either as an interested party or friend of the court.

The court has this week to hear and determine the petition with the constitutional deadline lapsing at midnight on Monday.

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