• The 7-judge bench has 14 days to hear and rule on the petition

• The bench is led by Chief Justice Martha Koome

Raila, karua file petition
Raila Odinga speaking Raila, karua file petition
Image: The-Star

The disputed 2022 Presidential election results has led to some heavy presence at the Milimani law courts where at least 9 people have filed petitions challenging the results.

Among them is Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate  Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua who have filed a case a against IEBC, its chairperson Wafula Chebukati and seven others.

Here are quick facts to know about what's happening at the Supreme court with regards to the August 9 polls.

1. On Monday, the Supreme Court received nine petitions of which eight were against the IEBC.

2. The 7-judge bench has 14 days to hear and rule on the petition.

3. If Supreme Court upholds the declaration by the IEBC, William Ruto will be sworn in within seven days.

4. The petitions were submitted before 2 pm as required by the law.

5. The 7-judge bench is led by Chief Justice Martha Koome.

6. The 7-judge bench has 14 days to hear and rule on the petition.

7. If the election is nullified, a fresh election will be held 60 days after judgement day.

Rigathi Gachagua pose with their certificate at Bomas of Kenya on Monday 15th August 2022.
President Elect William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua pose with their certificate at Bomas of Kenya on Monday 15th August 2022.
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Here is a list of the other Kenyans who have also filed a petition at the Supreme court beating the deadline.

- Outgoing Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has also filed a petition against Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

 - Busia Senator-elect Okiya Omtatah has filed a petition against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission 

- Rueben Kigame also filed a case against the IEBC. He was vying for the presidency but never made it to the ballot.

 - David Kariuki Ngari filed a petition against IEBC, its chairperson Wafula Chebukati and five others.

- John Kamau also has a petition against Wafula Chebukati and The Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya and 10 others.

- Khelef Khalifa, George Osewe and two others filed a petition against IEBC and President-elect William Ruto and one more person.

 - Youth Advocacy Africa (YAA) vs Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Juliah Chege vs Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

at the press conference
The IEBC commissioners at the press conference
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