Is the judge favouring Raila Odinga or it is just the right thing to do?
Posted by African Press International on May 19, 2008
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Judge declines to sermon PM
Written By:Lempaa Suyianka
The High court in Nairobi has warned the lawyers representing Stanley Livondo against dragging an election petition they filed on behalf of their client against the election of Prime minister, Raila Odinga as the MP for Lang’ata constituency.
Justice Alnasir Visram told lawyers Paul Wamae and Kamau Kuria who are representing Livondo that the case ought to be disposed expeditiously and that he would not allow for any more adjournments.
The judge’s warning followed an application filed by the two to have the case adjourned, when it came up for hearing on Monday.
Lawyers Kamau and Wamae told the court that they were appealing against the decision made by the judge on April 4th this year.
Delivering the decision, Judge Visram declined to sermon the Prime minister for cross examination on whether he was well served with the petition papers or not.
In his ruling, the judge adjourned the case for two months warning that hearing would resume regardless of whether the court of appeal had made a ruling to overturn his decision or not.
The case will be mentioned on the 2nd of July this year.
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