Azimio – one Kenya has lined up a battery of senior counsels and experienced lawyers to represent the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga at the supreme court in the lodged election petition aimed at disputing Ruto’s win in the just concluded general election.
In the official statement issued by Azimio – One Kenya presidential spokesperson, Makau Mutua, the coalition assured the voters that their will of electing leaders of their choice will not be subverted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati, who recently declared Ruto and Gachagua as president and deputy president-elect.
“We are pleased that our Presidential Election petition has buoyed the spirits of Kenyans that justice will prevail and that they did not cast their ballots for Azimio in vain. We have assembled the
the best team of lawyers in Kenya” read part of the statement.
The Azimio spokesperson, Makau Mutua named senior counsel James Orengo, Pheroze Nowrojee, former DPP Philip Murgor, and SC Okongo Omogeni to lead the coalition at the supreme court in the petition challenging Ruto’s victory.
He also added that Raila’s longtime legal advisor Paul Mwangi, Jackson Awele, Julie Soweto, Velma Maumo, Prof Ben Sihanya, Fred Orego, Dan Maanzo, Tom Macharia will be tasked to manage the case.
“The Azimio legal team is led by Lead Counsel SC James Orengo along with SC Pheroze Nowrojee, SC Philip Murgor, and SC Okongo Omogeni. The case management team is led by Paul Mwangi and is composed of Jackson Awele, Julie Soweto, Velma Maumo, Prof Ben Sihanya, Fred Orego, Dan Maanzo, Tom Macharia,”
“Other lawyers on the Azimio team are Tony Moturi, Dr Judy Oloo, Celestine Opiyo, Arnold Oginga, Barbara Malowa, Addah Awiti, Justus Jura, Leonard Okanda, Plister Omondi, Winnie Makaba, Jerusah Michael, Deborass Bubi, George Ouma, Edward Ambala, Geoffrey Sore, Naila Salim, Tabitha Wathuti, John Njomo, Jacqueline Njoroge, Speranza Nywaira, Kinyua, Hannington Amol, Ndegwa Njiiru, Mathews Okoth, Kennedy Wanyanga, Kevin Katisya” added the statement.
Prof Mutua, Dr. Adam Oloo, and Caesar Vanjao will actively play the role of consultants on the petition legal bench.
“The consultants on the petition legal team are Prof Makau Mutua, C.N Kihara, Dr Adams Oloo, and Caesar Vanjao” stated Mutua, the Azimio spokesperson.