David Maraga

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David Maraga apologised that the petition was unable to proceed

Kenya’s Chief Justice has stated the Supreme Court docket is unable to listen to a petition calling for a delay in Thursday’s presidential re-run.

David Maraga stated not sufficient of the courtroom’s seven judges have been accessible to listen to the case.

The deputy chief justice was not accessible after her bodyguard was shot by gunmen on Tuesday.

The BBC’s Alastair Leithead in Nairobi says the election is now anticipated to go forward as deliberate.

The Supreme Court docket annulled the unique election in August, saying there had been “irregularities and illegalities”.

Opposition chief Raila Odinga is boycotting the re-run, saying nothing has modified.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who’s looking for a second time period, has stated the poll should go forward.

5 judges are wanted for a quorum however Mr Maraga stated that Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu “was not able to come back courtroom”. Her bodyguard is receiving remedy at a hospital within the capital, Nairobi.

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One other choose was unwell and was in another country receiving remedy, Mr Maraga stated.

Two others have been “unable to come back to courtroom” and one other who’s out of the capital “has been unable to get a flight” to be current for the courtroom listening to.

Mr Maraga apologised to all events.