Unveiled: Team Of 42 Lawyers Defending Azimio In Supreme Court Battle

Raila Odinga’s secretariat has unveiled a team of top legal minds in the country to oversee the petition he filed at the Supreme Court on Monday, challenging the results of Kenya’s presidential election.

“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,” the statement, signed by the secretariat spokesperson Makau Mutua reads.

The secretariat stated that Senior Counsels James Orengo, Pheroze Nowrojee, Phillip Murgor, and Okongo Omogeni will be in charge of the team of attorneys.

“We have assembled the best team of lawyers in Kenya,” the statement continues as it breaks down who does what in the team.

The case management team, led by lawyer Paul Mwangi, will consist of Jackson Awele, Julie Soweto, Velma Maumo, Professor Ben Shihanya, Fred Orego, Dan Maanzo, and Tom Macharia.

The secretariat also unveiled a group of more than 20 attorneys who will be assisting the group in attempting to have the results of the most recent elections nullified.

They include: 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 and  Kevin Katisya.

Professor Makau Mutua, Dr Adams Oloo, Caesar Vanjao and C.N Kihara will be consultants on the petition legal team.

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