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Judge Mohammed Ibrahim still missing as Supreme Court proceedings kick off

Supreme Court Judge Mohammed Ibrahim.

Supreme Court Judge Mohammed Ibrahim will miss Kenya’s highest court’s proceedings during the hearing of petitions in which President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election is being contested.

Ibrahim is on the seven-judge bench of the top court in the land hearing the petition filed by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau who is challenging Uhuru’s win on grounds that the electoral agency did not hold nominations for the fresh poll as provided in the law.

Ibrahim missed the Court’s final ruling on September 1 in which four Judges, David Maraga, Smokin Wanjala, Isaac Lenaola and Philomena Mwilu annulled Uhuru’s re-election.

Maraga said the judge fell sick. He has been missing since then.

Also challenging Uhuru’s October 26 win are Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa who argue that the outcome of the repeat poll is void because IEBC failed to subject the candidates to fresh nominations after the August 8 poll was invalidated.

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