Chief Justice Martha Koome on Tuesday set out nine issues the Supreme Court is set to make determinations on in its hearing on the nine petitions filed over the General Election.

In her announcement, Martha indicated that the nine issues were a summary of the matters raised in the nine petitions by the various entities challenging the presidential poll results.

The issues were outlined during the Status Conference convened in Nairobi and attended by all the judges of the apex court ahead of the commencement of the trial on Wednesday.


Here are the nine issues as outlined by CJ Koome concerning the petitions filed by Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and seven other petitioners;

1. Whether the technology applied by IEBC met the standards of integrity, verifiability and transparency to guarantee the credibility of results finally announced.

2. Whether there was interference with Forms 34A sent from all the polling stations across the country and displayed on the IEBC portal.

3. Whether there were differences between Forms 34A on the IEBC portal, Forms 34A presented at the Bomas of Kenya National Tallying Centre and Forms 34A issued to party agents at the polling stations.

4. Whether the postponement of the Governor, Parliamentary and MCA elections in various parts of the country resulted in voter suppression to the detriment of Azimio.

5. Whether there were unexplained discrepancies in the votes cast announced by IEBC between the presidential votes and those for the other elective positions.

6. Whether IEBC carried out its mandate in accordance with Article 138(3)(c) and 138(10) of the Constitution of Kenya.

7. Whether the President-elect (William Ruto) garnered the constitutional threshold of 50% + 1.

8. Whether there were irregularities and illegalities of such a magnitude to affect the outcome of the August 9, 2022 general election.

9. What prayers or resolutions the court can provide on the matters presented before it.