Quorum hitch, poll officers ruling put Judiciary on the spot

Chief Justice David Maraga speaks at the Supreme Court in Nairobi on October 25, 2017. He said there was no quorum to hear an election petition case. PHOTO | SIMON MAINA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The European Union Election Observation Mission described the failure to raise the quorum as “unusual”.
  • At the Supreme Court, one of the issues talked about was the shooting of Deputy Chief Justice Mwilu’s driver the previous day.

October 25 was a tale of two sides in the Judiciary — both of which left uncomfortable questions weeks after a Supreme Court decision to nullify the presidential election raised the institution’s profile.

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