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Sossion Opposes Use of Schools as Polling Centres

By Samwel Owino

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) wants the electoral commission to de-gazette all schools, especially boarding institutions, used as polling centres so as to avoid disruption of learning ahead of the October 17 repeat presidential election.

The union’s secretary-general, Mr Wilson Sossion, said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) should start looking for alternatives as education stakeholders will not allow disruption of learning.

“The electoral commission should de-gazette all boarding schools designated as polling centres so that school programmes are not disrupted because of politics,” he said.

EXAMS TIMETABLE

Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing induction of MPs in Nairobi, Mr Sossion said students should not be victims of politics.

“There are many alternatives that IEBC can use. It is their duty to look for them but, as education stakeholders, we are totally opposed to a change of this year’s exam timetable because of politics,” Mr Sossion, who is also an ODM nominated MP, said.

On Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i assured the country that the national examinations calendar will not be affected by the fresh election.

PRESIDING OFFICERS

According to the timetables already sent out to schools, Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination will begin on October 31 and end on November 2 while Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education theory papers will start on November 6 and end on November 29.

More than 23,000 primary schools will be used as polling centres out of the total 40,800.

Mr Sossion said national examinations are a sensitive issue.

“Schools belong to learners and not politicians. Let IEBC re-organise itself and find new polling stations,” he said.

Some teacher training colleges and secondary schools are also used as tallying centres.

A number of teachers will also be recruited as presiding officers and deputies during the election and are expected to be away for two to three days.

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You’ll Soon Know Our Reasons Why…

By Olive Burrows

Nairobi — The Supreme Court will on Wednesday deliver, in full, the reasons why by a majority, it nullified the August 8 presidential election and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s declaration as winner.

The bench will deliver the judgement in the face of intimidation and bad-mouthing from the Executive which has exhibited a strong reaction to the ruling.

Only 12 hours ago, Deputy President William Ruto tweeted: “So has CJ taken sides? Listening to the tone, language & drift of Maraga’s lecture the only phrase missing is NASA HAO! TIBIN! (sic) & TIALALA!” in reaction to Maraga himself coming out strongly in condemnation of their attacks on his person and his staff.

“We will never agree to work in accordance with the whims and desires of the Executive and Parliament. The Judiciary as currently constituted cannot and shall not guarantee a particular outcome to any individual,” Maraga had stated a few hours earlier.

The two judges, of the six, who dissented with the majority of their counterparts – that is Justices Njoki Ndung’u and Jackton Ojwang – will also deliver their detailed reasons why they were of a different mind.

On September 1, Chief Justice Maraga, Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu, Isaac Lenaola and Smokin Wanjala were all in agreement that the August 8 presidential election was marred by irregularities and illegalities and should therefore be annulled; ordering that in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, a fresh one be conducted within 60 days.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission immediately thereafter urged the judges to make speedy work of their full judgement to better inform their preparations for a fresh exercise.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko said he would not take any action against the Commission for the said illegalities until the Supreme Court made itself clear on what they were exactly.

The reason provided by the majority on the bench on September 1 was to do with the electronic transmission of results with Maraga stating that an election was a process, not an event.

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Charles Ssenkubuge ‘Siasa’ – Drama’s Living Legend

By Agnes Nantaba

Renowned stage and movie drama actor Charles James Ssenkubuge aka Siasa is cocky, with a loud laugh, and a natural suaveness – what is sometimes called swag. It is, therefore, not surprising that he is a dominant figure in Uganda’s entertainment industry circles. That he has spent 35 years in the limelight merely adds to his clout.

Kampala, Uganda | AGNES E NANATABA | Although he had for years been on stage with plays like “Ndiwulira” and TV with the 1990s series “Kigenya Agenya”, Ssenkubuge became a true household name when he took the radio airwaves by storm as part of the Radio Simba FM early morning show, ‘Binsangawano’ crew. His acting career is so powerful that even his contesting as a presidential candidate in 2001 – which many would highlight as a peak of their life, is a mere blip for Ssenkubuge. Today, he works as the General manager and Special Programmes Director for Salt Media.

“Pastor Bujingo had heard about me and loved my radio work but he also knew that I had accepted the Lord Jesus as my personal savior in 2007 so he called encouraged me to work with him,” says Ssenkubuge.

It all started at Kampala High School where Ssenkubuge and colleagues like Aloysius Matovu and Andrew Benon Kibuuka started acting to pass exams rather than make money. As students of literature, Ssenkubuge says they chose to live the characters in one of the plays, ‘The road’ by Wole Soyinka for an easier understanding.

The acting was a success and Ssenkubuge soon joined Kampala Dramactors. He recalls first foray was with a play titled ‘Mr. Kateete’; a political theme which did not please then-president Milton Obote and the group was disbanded and in 1982. It morphed into Bakayimbira Drammactors.

Ssenkubuge started writing his own scripts kicking off with ‘Agaali amakula’ that would later be picked on as a set book for A-level literature. It depicts a home suffering loss of one parent. Ssenkubuge says it had hints of autobiography.

“I lost my mother, Evan Norah Nakintu Mugambe in primary seven and the environment changed,” he says, “We got detached from our father.” He says play was a massive hit because many identified with the sorrow and tribulations depicted.

Ssenkubuge has maintained that trait of observing real life experiences keenly and arranging them into plays or performances.

Even at Makerere University as a student of Literature and Philosophy, Ssenkubuge still juggled school and acting. Four years after graduation and working with a clearing and forwarding company, Ssenkubuge was awarded a contract with ministry of health to write a play on HIV/AIDS. This was during the scourge’s peak. It was also personal as he had lost four siblings to AIDs. He came up with ‘Ndiwulira’ cautioning people about HIV/AIDS. It was so successful it was was commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni and toured the whole country.

“It was Bakayimbira’s greatest achievement,” Ssenkubuge says. Today, he boasts of writing over 50 plays/ scripts. He says he has retired from stage acting.

Born on December 2, 1962, Ssenkubuge is the last of 23 children of the late Fenenkasi Mugambe. He recalls fighting and killing snakes from as early as eight years as the home was located in the middle of the forest. But he says they are fond memories.

He went to Ssanda Primary school, where his fondest memory was when two helicopters landed in the neighborhood followed by truckloads of soldiers. He would later learn they were searching for of a British High Commissioner who had reportedly gone missing and was later discovered in hiding with an African girl. He went on to Uganda Air Force Primary School Entebbe, Old Kampala Senior Secondary School, Kampala High school and Makerere High School from where he joined Makerere University to pursue bachelors in Literature and Philosophy and later Masters in Drama.

Ssenkubuge is married to Agnes Lillian Ssenkubuge whom he met at Makerere University and they have four children. Ssenkubuge says although theatre seems to be fading, TV could be the savior as it is on the lookout for local content.

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Charles James Ssenkubuge’s Liteside

Any three things we don’t know about you?

It’s now ten years since I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior. I did it silently for not wanting to be overwhelmed and indeed, it has worked as people can tell the changed personality in me. I am a pastor at Gospel Lite Independent Baptist church in Kansanga. I am also a very kind person.

What is your greatest fear?

The fear of sin; I fear for if the Lord returns now, will he find me ready. As human beings, we make so many mistakes but repent less and that worries me a lot.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I am a very shy person which many people can refute. However, being shy is one of the ingredients of a good actor.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Talking unnecessarily; I hate people who talk unnecessarily a lot although I’ve learnt to deal with the different characters in people. I don’t allow to be influenced by other people.

Which living person do you most admire?

I admire President Museveni for his ability to rule Uganda for more than 30 years.

What is your greatest extravagance?

I often give away my money but I pray to God to help me reduce because I can give away money when I too have pressing needs.

What is the greatest thing you have ever done?

It’s still under construction and just about to materialise. I have been working on it for so long so in a period not so far from now, it will explode.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

I may not know the most overrated virtue but one weakness I have observed about Ugandans is the growing begging culture. Many Ugandans have been made to believe that begging from one person to another is no problem and yet we have to instill a culture of hard work.

What does being powerful mean to you?

Being able to stand in for others like Jesus did.

On what occasion do you lie?

When someone needs money from me and I have not yet got the money, I would rather tell a lie especially when I am short of words. But we all tell lies especially on phone.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I believe that I don’t look bad and I don’t know how it feels like to be taller or shorter so I am comfortable.

Which living person do you most despise?

Presidents Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump for being careless yet they are in control and have the ability to avoid havoc. One of them should come out smarter to avoid havoc.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Caring, hardworking, loving, comforting, listening, problem solver and protective of others.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Loving and listening .

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My wife, Agnes Lillian Ssenkubuge is ever there for me and even before I got born again, she used to understands me and the environment around me. God manufactured her specifically for me.

When and where were you happiest?

I am.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Nothing beats being an actor.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Being an actor for the last 35 years is not a mean achievement.

Where would you most like to live?

Uganda but particularly in my home village for the green vegetation and relaxed environment.

What is your most treasured possession?

My art and talent of communication; I always thank God for my voice and even when I went for insurance, I only insured my voice.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

I have been very lucky to have come out alive and never hit during the hardest political times. But being tortured is incomparable .

What is your favorite occupation?

Being a servant of God.

What do you most value in your friends?

No betrayal, caring, and straight forward.

Who are your favorite writers?

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Chinua Achebe talk about things happening around us. They organise events and write about them to address issues affecting people.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Alex Mukulu has managed to put up spectacular performances to an international level and Marian Ndagire is persistent and tells good stories.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Mahatma Gandhi’s thinking about humanity, Nelson Mandela’s selfless efforts as a visionary leader and Princess Diana.

Who are your heroes in real life?

The world is without heroes.

What is your greatest regret?

I don’t regret anything.

What is your motto?

Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.

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Supreme Court Delivers Much-Awaited Full Ruling

By Marion Maina

Supreme Court judges is Wednesday morning reading their full judgment stating reasons for the nullification of the August 8 presidential elections.

The court, by a majority of four, nullified the presidential outcome on September 1 on grounds that there were irregularities and illegalities in the transmission of results.

The Judges directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct fresh elections within 60 days, in accordance to Article 140 of the Constitution.

ENTRANCE

On Wednesday, security personnel have already been deployed around the Supreme Court building to ensure that the proceedings in court are not interrupted.

Police cordoned off the entrances to the Supreme Court. Three water cannons and police barriers have closed off the access routes.

There is also heavy police presence within Nairobi Central Business District.

On Tuesday, hundreds of Jubilee Party supporters demonstrated outside the court, accusing the Judiciary of overturning the peoples will.

PROTESTS

There were also protests in Nakuru, Kikuyu, Nyeri and Eldoret.

In their September 1 ruling, Chief Justice David Maraga, agreed with Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola that there was a mess in the transmission of results. The

Judges, however, absolved President Uhuru Kenyatta from any blame.

Justices Jackton Ojwang’ and Njoki Ndung’u disagreed stating that Mr Raila Odinga, the petitioner in the case, failed to prove claims that the polls were rigged in favour of President Kenyatta.

The two said the polls were free, fair and credible as described by international observers.

BAD FAITH

Justice Ndung’u said challenges are there in every election and if they occurred, they were not deliberate or in bad faith.

The seventh judge, Mohamed Ibrahim, fell sick on the second day of the hearing of the case and did not participate in the final judgment.

“A decision is hereby issued that the elections held on August 8, were not conducted in accordance with the constitution and the applicable law. The results are therefore invalid, null and void,” Justice Maraga had said.

The Judges said the electoral body failed, neglected or refused to conduct the elections in the manner and dictates of the constitution.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has set October 17 as the date for the repeat poll, although the opposition has threatened to boycott the poll if a raft of demands they have made are not met.

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Kenyan Poll Bore Footprints of Cambridge Analytica – Hillary Clinton

Photo: Zachary Moskow – Zachary Moskow/Wikpedia

Hillary Clinton.

By Antony Karanja

Last year’s Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton has said she is open to challenging the results of the 2016 US election.

Speaking during an interview with National Public Radio’s Terry Gross that was released on Monday, Mrs Clinton said she would not rule out questioning the legitimacy of the election outcome should special prosecutor Robert Mueller return a finding that Russia meddled in in a way that directly affected vote counts.

TALL ORDER

She, however, acknowledged the tall order she would be facing as the US Constitution does not allow for a re-vote.

Ms Clinton pointed out that some scholars and academics had argued that one could take place but that she did not feel they had a strong ground.

She then turned to the September 1 ruling by Kenya’s Supreme Court overturning the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying that the election bore the footprints of Cambridge Analytica, a US-based data company.

“You know, the Kenya election was just overturned and really what’s interesting about that — and I hope somebody writes about it Terry — the Kenyan election was also a project of Cambridge Analytica, the data company owned by the Mercer family that was instrumental in the Brexit vote,” Ms Clinton said.

ANALYTICA

She added that the firm was instrumental in UK’s Brexit vote where investigations have been launched over the use of data and weaponisation of information in the run-up to the vote.

Ms Clinton said Cambridge Analytica was also involved in the Trump campaign where it promised to help him and in turn, he would pick former campaign chief Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, who is currently Adviser to the President.

Veering back to the Kenyan elections, the former US First Lady pointed out that the country’s Supreme Court ruled that there were many irregularities and threw out the results of the election and ordered a repeat election.

“So what happened in Kenya, which I’m only beginning to delve into, is that the Supreme Court there said there are so many really unanswered and problematic questions, we’re going to throw the election out and redo it. We have no such provision in our country. And usually we don’t need it,” she noted.

PROOF

When Mr Gross pressed her again on whether she would question the legitimacy of the 2016 election if there was proof of Russian interference, Clinton was categorical.

“No. I would not. I would say… ” she started answering Gross.

“You are not going to rule it out?,” Gross interjected.

“No, I would not rule it out,” she said.

On September 1, the Kenya’s Supreme Court annulled the results of the August 8 presidential election after a legal challenge filed by National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga.

The court ordered fresh elections within 60 days.

RUSSIA

The Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has set the date for a repeat poll on October 17.

Mrs Clinton said the decision had signalled hope for victims of electoral malpractices.

Cambridge Analytica is currently under investigations in the UK over its role in the Brexit vote.

Its accusers say it uses personal data to influence voters.

The democratic nominee, has repeatedly blamed Russia for her loss to Donald Trump last year.

Additional reporting by Silas Apollo.

Diplomats Call for Peace Amid Election Date Uncertainty

By Davis Ayega

Nairobi — Diplomats on Tuesday appealed to political leaders and citizens to desist from negative rhetoric and actions that may plunge the country into a political turmoil ahead of the repeat presidential election which seems uncertain due to the strict timelines and demands from the Opposition.

In a joint statement, the heads of missions said unwarranted baseless attacks levelled against independent institutions like the Judiciary and IEBC risk undermining the prevalence of peace in the country.

“There have been unfounded attacks on individuals and institutions, for instance on the Judiciary and the IEBC. While we support freedom of speech, baseless attacks and lies must stop and leaders on all sides should work to ensure they do,” read part of the statement.

The ambassadors also urged the relevant authorities to move with speed and act proactively in controlling and bringing to book the perpetrators found propagating hate speech messages.

“We urge the Kenyan authorities to hold to account those responsible for hate speech and incitement and to ensure the safety of those wrongly attacked,” read the statement.

The statement comes a day after a petition was filed at the Judicial Service Commission seeking the removal of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Justice Isaac Lenaola over alleged misconduct during the hearing of Raila Odinga’s petition.

The heads of mission led by Ambassador of United States to Kenya, Robert Godec further assured the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of their full support even as they prepare to ensure the irregularities and illegalities witnessed in the August 8 poll as pronounced by the Supreme Court do not recur.

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Jubilee MPs Open to Conditional Change of Election Date

By Laban Wanambisi

Nairobi — A section of Jubilee Party (JP) on Tuesday said they are amenable to a change of the election date so long as it does not affect the national examination dates.

This comes as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has convened a meeting between the Jubilee and National Super Alliance (NASA) teams Wednesday to brief them on the preparedness for the fresh presidential election even as the October 17 date remains in doubt.

The MPs led by National Assembly Deputy Majority Whip Cecily Mbarire (nominated) said they will attend the meeting which their colleagues in NASA have ruled out until its demands are met.

“Jubilee (Party) will be at IEBC discussing matters we find very critical for this election to go on; we want to say any election date must not affect the exam time-table for our children. Our children have been preparing for the last one year; they are ready to do their exams… We cannot have elections happening at the same time as exams,” she said.

Among the list of demands by NASA is the blacklisting of the French biometric systems supplier OT-Morpho which it claims bribed its way to get the lucrative results transmission tender and should be held accountable for the bungled August 8 presidential election.

OT-Morpho provided 45,000 tablets for identifying voters using biometric technology and the system used to transmit results counted at polling stations as well as a scan of the paper sheet from each station.

Delays in transmission of the tally sheets was an irregularity NASA raised in its petition to the Supreme Court.

National Assembly Majority Whip Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East) and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwah accused opposition leader Raila Odinga, and his National Super Alliance (NASA) party of fearing fresh presidential elections.

They said the ruling party was ready for the elections in 60 days as ordered by the Supreme Court and promised to give Odinga a trouncing.

At the same time, Jubilee Party Women MPs have called on Chief Justice David Maraga to probe allegations that two Supreme Court judges breached the Judicial Service Commission’s core values of conduct during the NASA petition proceedings to nullify the August 8 presidential election.

The legislators led by Nyandarua County Representative Wanjiku Muhoho said Maraga as the President of the Supreme Court of Kenya and Chairperson of the JSC should take the matter seriously.

“We ask you to look into your own kitchen, look into something that is burning within your institution. We hope you will smell it sooner than later and act before it suffocates the entire nation,” she said in a letter to the CJ.

This comes a day after a petition was filed at the Commission seeking the investigation and removal from office of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Justice Isaac Lenaola over allegations they were in contact with members of the NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga during the period the Court was hearing the Presidential petition challenging Uhuru Kenyatta’s August 8 victory.

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Kenyatta Insists Fresh Election Must Be Held Within 60 Days

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday said he expects the fresh election to be held within the 60-day period set out in the Constitution after the Supreme Court annulled the August 8 presidential poll.

The President also said he expects the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to conduct the poll.

He said no one had the right to impose conditions on the commission before the repeat election, and that threats by the opposition amounted to bullying, intimidation, and rogue politics, which were futile.

President Kenyatta spoke when he received 8,000 delegates from Narok County during an event in which former gubernatorial candidate Patrick ole Ntutu and 10 MCAs pledged full support for his re-election campaign.

UNLAWFUL

“The election must be done within 60 days (of the Supreme Court decision) and two, the election must be conducted by IEBC as required by the Constitution,” said President Kenyatta who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto and Narok Governor Samuel ole Tunai.

Mr Ruto said no one had the authority to interfere with the right of Kenyans to exercise their democratic will. “Our competitors should stop telling us that there will be no election. Who else has powers and authority to tell Kenyans that they cannot exercise their constitutional right?” asked the Deputy President. “We must all follow the law.”

He added: “The opposition used unconstitutional means to remove Samuel Kivuitu from office, a similar method was used to remove Issack Hassan from office and now they want to use unconstitutional means to remove the IEBC secretariat. This will not be allowed.”

The Deputy President said Jubilee accepted the Supreme Court ruling so as to abide by the rule of law but that should not be misconstrued to mean that the party is weak.

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Mozambique: Number of Patients Abandoned in Hospitals Increasing

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Doctor’s stethoscope (file photo).

Maputo — 67 patients were abandoned by their families in Maputo hospitals in the first half of this year, according to a report on the independent television station, STV.

Of the 67 patients, 17 were infants, and many of the others were elderly. Hospital staff told STV that when people bring their sick relatives to hospital, but have no intention of returning for them, they often give false names and addresses.

There has been a 19 per cent increase in the number of abandoned patients, compared with 2016. Looking after people who should have gone home has additional costs for the health service. The Maputo city chief doctor, Sheila Lobo, told STV that last year such cases cost 1.3 million meticais (about 21,300 US dollars).

Of the 67 people abandoned between January and June, it was eventually possible to fund relatives to look after 40 of them. The other 27 had to be sent to state institutions such as orphanages and old people’s homes.

A staff member with the social services, Emilia Nhambire, said poverty was often the excuse for abandonment. “The families say they have no money, and so they opt to abandon their relatives”, he said.

In one case last year, a new-born infant was abandoned in hospital by her mother and grandmother. This case went to court, and the judge decided to send the child to the state-run 1st May orphanage, where she was later adopted.

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Ekuru Aukot Returns to Supreme Court Over Repeat Poll

By Sam Kiplagat

Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot, who wants to be included in the presidential repeat poll, will this morning appear before the registrar of Supreme Court for directions.

Other parties named in the case will also appear before Ms Esther Nyaiyaki.

UHURU

The parties include President Uhuru Kenyatta, National Super Alliance candidate Raila Odinga, Prof Michael Wainaina, Attorney-General Githu Muigai and Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

In the petition, Dr Aukot has faulted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for limiting the number of candidates who will participate in the fresh election to two.

In reply, President Kenyatta has opposed the inclusion of Dr Aukot in re-run, arguing that the fresh battle will be between him and Mr Odinga.

Supreme Court nullified President Kenyatta’s win on September 1, citing irregularities and illegalities in the transmission of results.

RIGHT

The court, in a majority decision, directed the IEBC to conduct fresh elections within 60 days, as per the Constitution.

The electoral body has since announced that the poll will be held on October 17, and that Mr Odinga and President Kenyatta are the only candidates that will participate.

The announcement prompted Dr Aukot to move to court seeking a clarification on whether he can contest the fresh election.

Dr Aukot argues that he has a direct, legitimate and inalienable constitutional right to participate in the fresh poll and the failure to include him in the ballot is a violation of his rights and those of his supporters.

But in a sworn statement, Mr Davis Chirchir, who was Jubilee Party’s Chief Agent, argued that Dr Aukot does not qualify as a candidate.

2013 CASE

Mr Chirchir said the Supreme Court did not deal with any of the grievances raised by Dr Aukot.

He further said the court cannot be asked to adjudicate on a matter that was not brought before the judges.

He added that the matter was dealt with by the Supreme Court in 2013 and the current bench did not reverse the decision.

Mr Chirchir argued that Dr Aukot is asking the court to rehear a matter that was determined in 2013.

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