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All Nairobi roads to be closed as Supreme Court hears Raila's petition against Uhuru

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The first pre-trial Supreme Court conference is scheduled to take place on Saurday, August 26, at 7 pm. This is in line to discuss the steps that will be taken in sifing through the presidential election petition filed by the National Super Alliance on Friday, August 18, challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

The co-respondents; President Uhuru Kenyatta (or representatives) and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission are also expected at this conference where their responses will be looked into.

As the hearings are set to begin, Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome announced that motorists will be barred from accessing several roads around the Supreme Court.

The roads include City Hall way, Taifa road and part of Wabera street. These roads will remain closed to prevent any distractions during the hearing of the petition filed by NASA.

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“Also the High Court parking will remain closed for vehicle and small scale traders. These roads will remain closed from Saturday to Tuesday, August 29, and Friday, September 1,” said Koome as quoted in Nairobi News. Koome’s announcement also comes after the opposition brigade announced that they are planning on holding a prayer service outside the Supreme Court to pray over the hearings.

Koome, on Friday, August 25, said no permission will be granted to the opposition to congregate outside the court house.

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