A high-level panel of eminent jurists from Africa has arrived in Kenya to monitor the petition’s processes for the 2022 presidential election.
Justice Mohammed Chande Othman, the former Chief Justice of the Republic of Tanzania, will serve as the mission’s leader in 2022.
Members of the Africa Judges and Jurists Forum, the jurists.
Lady Justice Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza of the Supreme Court of Uganda and Lady Justice Ivy Kamanga of the Supreme Court of Appeal of Malawi are also included in the delegation.
Justice Henry Boissie Mbha, President Electoral Court of South Africa, and Justice Moses Chinhengo from the Lesotho Court of Appeal.
The jurists are required to attend all Supreme Court proceedings, keep track of, and document the petition regarding the presidential election in accordance with international human rights norms for fair trials.
They will also explore the socio-political environment leading up to the Petition and analyze the role and independence of the judiciary in investigating the electoral issues.
At the conclusion of the trial observation, the observers will create a thorough report with the goal of promoting a more competent, impartial, and accountable judiciary, a more independent legal profession, and better adherence to domestic and international legal norms regarding the resolution of electoral disputes.
Before the hearings, the Observation Mission will hold bilateral sessions with the Parties to the Petition, including the Attorney General, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, and Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.