Supreme Court judge Mohammed Ibrahim taken ill

Supreme Court judge Mohammed Ibrahim taken ill

Supreme Court judge Mohammed Ibrahim has been taken ill, Chief Justice David Maraga announced at the onset of day two of the NASA petition hearing.

Chief Justice Maraga told the Supreme Court that Justice Ibrahim is being attended to by a doctor.

The case began with submissions from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legal team comprising Ahmednasir Abdullahi, Fred Ngatia and Ken Ogeto, who is yet to make his submission in the ongoing case.

After their submissions, the Law Society of Kenya and the Attorney General Githu Muigai will make 20-minute submissions to the Supreme Court.

The hearing began on a tense note with NASA lawyers Okong’o Omogeni and James Orengo accusing Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of failing to grant them access to their servers as ordered by the Supreme Court on Monday.

However, IEBC lawyers led by Paul Muite denied those claims before the court and said the challenges being experienced were logistical problems that involved time differences since the servers are in France.

Fred Ngatia, President Kenyatta’s lawyer, accused NASA of seeking to go beyond the restricted access granted by the court.

But Supreme Court President Maraga ordered IEBC to fully comply with the Supreme Court.

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