1.This application is dated the August 27, 2022 and filed on the August 29, 2022 by William Samoei Ruto, (the 3rd respondent). He seeks leave to strike out the name of the Attorney General in Petition No E003 of 2022 on grounds of misjoinder. It is supported by the affidavit of William Samoei Ruto, sworn on the 27th August, 2022 and filed on the August 29, 2022. It is brought pursuant to rule 17 of the Supreme Court (Presidential Election Petition) Rules, 2017.
2.We have considered the application, affidavit in support, as well as the petitioners’ replying affidavit and submissions in opposition thereto. We find that the application, which was filed on the August 29, 2022 at 4:45 pm was filed out of time, is therefore incompetent and an abuse of the court process. In any event, the court has determined the issue in the said application in its ruling delivered on the August 29, 2022 in Petition E002 of 2022.
3.Consequently, the application is hereby dismissed with no orders as to costs.