The Kenyan Judiciary has installed computer software to track and supervise the progress of election petitions, Kenya's The Standard reported Friday (February 8th).
High Court Judge Luka Kimaru said the software will allow faster rulings on disputes after the March 4th elections.
"Judges and magistrates hearing election petitions will not hear any other cases to ensure that disputes are resolved fast in line with the constitution," he said, adding that lawyers will be limited in the amount of injunctions they can file.
In addition, he said rules have been changed to speed court processes. "The new rules require the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission to produce ballot boxes in court within 48 hours before hearing a petition," he said. "Election ballots will also be counted in only disputed polling stations and not the whole constituency as was done."