Gazette Notice No. 3141

GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 3141
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS ON DETERMINATION OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITIONS–2013
PRACTICE NOTE NO. OF 2013
DETERMINATION OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION

IN ORDER to adhere to statutory deadlines governing the hearing and determination of presidential election petitions, and in exercise of the powers conferred by rule 25 (1) of the Supreme Court  Presidential Election Petition) Rules, 2013, the Chief Justice and President, Supreme Court of Kenya issues the following directions:

1. The Supreme Court registry will be open from 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on Monday through Friday subject to such other directions as the Chief Justice may issue.

2. For the purposes of computation of the 14 days required for the determination of a Presidential Election Petition as contemplated by Article 140 (2) of the Constitution, any petition filed under Article 140 (1) of the Constitution, within the 7 days allowed for the filing of Presidential Election Petitions, shall be deemed to have been filed on the seventh day.

3. These directions will take effect immediately.

Dated the 7th March, 2013.

WILLY MUTUNGA,

Chief Justice and President, Supreme Court of Kenya.