THE IEBC has asked the court to dismiss all boundaries cases that were filed out of time. Appearing before a bench of five judges yesterday the IEBC lawyer Anthony Lubulellah said the gazette notice creating the 80 new boundaries was allegedly published on March 7 adding that the cases that were filed after April 7 should be dismissed. He said the law requires for the cases to be filed within 30 days after the publication of the notice.
But those who opposed the objection by IEBC said it was not clear when the notice was published. They said the Easter holiday should be taken into consideration. Yesterday, eleven cases were mentioned before Justices Mohamed Warsame, Ruth Sitati, Pauline Nyamweya, Hellen Omondi and David Majanja. The judges directed all the petitioners to file their responses ahead of the hearing on May 29.
A bulk of the cases will be heard from next Tuesday before the same bench in sittings expected to be held as the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi owing to the huge number of lawyers and litigants. The constitution has set 90 days for the cases to be heard and determined and this means that the court must conclude the matters by July 6.