Nakuru court adjourn IEBC case
26 April 2012, 13:04
The High Court In Nakuru has today adjourned a Petition filed by residents of the Proposed Nakuru Town West Constituency seeking to have equitable distribution of resources and Infrastructure between the proposed Nakuru Town West and Nakuru Town East Constituencies.
Lady Justice Hellen Omondi accepted an application for adjournment filed by Counsels Gladys Ndeda and Ephantus Njuguna representing the IEBC and the Attorney General Respectively.
Ndeda Applied for adjournment on grounds that she had not received any documents from Kipkoech Ng'etich representing one Patrick Cheruiyot and 23 others thus she had not filed Any Reply.
Njuguna told the Court that he was still awaiting communication from the Attorney General on whether or not he had consulted with the Chief Justice With a view to Constituting a 3 Judge Bench to her all petitions filed across the Country.
Justice Omondi ruled that the matter needs to be heard urgently since there was a Constitutional Time Frame In which it ought to be Concluded- Precisely within 90 days from the 9h of April.
She however said it was wise to adjourn the case to allow Ndeda to file a response within 7 days before hearing of the case commences on May 16th.
Within this period, the Attorney General is also expected to have communicated to the state Law Office on whether a 3 Judge bench will be constituted to hear petitions against IEBC.
The Petition Was Filed On April 5th 2012.
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