Justice Otieno Odek steps aside on Martha Karua’s case

Court of Appeal judge has disqualified himself from hearing an appeal filed by Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua challenging the High Court decision that upheld Kirinyanga Governor Anne Waiguru’s election.

Justice Otieno Odek on Monday 12th said he discussed the case at hand with other members of the election committee and he cannot hear the appeal.

Ms. Karua had asked the Justice Odek to disqualify himself over alleged biases, Through her lawyer Gitobu Imanya, Karua argued that Justice Odek had allegedly discussed the merits of the appeal at a public function something that clearly expressed the outcome of the case.

Another judge had to be appointed to join Daniel Masinga and Justices Mohammed Warsame, this is after Justice Odek chose to step aside.

Martha Karua still insists that the August 8 election was not free and fair.

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