The Supreme Court has set Monday, September 26 as the date for releasing the full verdict of the August 2022 presidential petition, initiating Raila Odinga’s plans to confront the Judiciary. 

Letiza Wachira, the court’s registrar, in a notice released on Saturday, September 24, stated that the verdict will be sent through email to the petitioners, respondents, interested parties and the media. 

“Take notice that the reasons for the judgment of the court will be delivered at 2:30 pm through email,” an excerpt of the notice read. 

The apex court judges, led by Chief Justice Martha Koome had requested 21 days to draft the full verdict. Koome, while reading the summary on Monday, September 5, declared that the petition filed by Raila Odinga and his Azimio La Umoja running mate, Martha Karua, was hot air.

She added that lawyers representing the two opposition leaders presented forged and fake evidence in court and could not also prove that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) systems were hacked and manipulated by Venezuelan national, Jose Camargo. 

Raila had asked his supporters to be patient and wait for the full verdict before announcing his next step.

The Azimio chief who was appalled by the verdict flew out of the country during the inauguration of President William Ruto. Upon his arrival back into the country, he criticised the Judiciary for the verdict.

“We can lead a one million march to the Judiciary and tell them to go home. We have a right as a people to not agree with bad rulings,” Raila stated on Thursday, September 15 after the swearing-in of Mombasa governor, Abdulswamad Sherrif Nassir.

“Shame on the Judiciary of this country. We will talk,” he added, insisting that he will shape the country’s legal and political agenda after reading the full verdict. 

However, on the next day during Azimio’s parliamentary group, he listed the coalition’s next course of action. The first was saving the Judiciary which he claimed was offering itself to state capture.

Azimio would then transform IEBC to make it ready to hold a credible election and protect the legislature from offering itself to state capture. 

“The Supreme Court is threatening those who petitioned the case before them. CJ Koome has also stopped Kenyans from discussing the judgement. She went to her village to defend the verdict even before they released the full judgement. She said the ruling was inspired by God, I say It was inspired by the devil. 

“Her actions are clearly sycophantic, she has demeaned the dignity of the office of CJ. In less than a year, she has destroyed what her predecessors achieve in 10 years,” an irked Raila lamented.

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