• All the Supreme Court judges heard the petition.
  • Supreme court argues the appeal was filed out of time

The Supreme Court has dismissed Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah’s motion challenging High Court’s ruling that lifted the suspension on the Finance Act.

Senator Okiya Omtatah of Busia and three others had filed an appeal against an Appellate Court ruling that lifted injunctions preventing the implementation of the contentious Finance Act 2023.

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Supreme court dismisses the appeal

The Supreme Court bench however has dismissed the appeal arguing it was filed out of time

“The four sets of written submissions filed out of time by the applicants on August 15, 2023, on the court’s online platform are hereby struck out and the applicant’s notice of motion dated August 5, 2023, is hereby dismissed,” the bench said in a ruling delivered on Friday, September 8.

All the Supreme Court judges led by Chief Justice Martha Koome, Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu and judges Mohamed Ibrahim, Smokin Wanjala, Njoki Ndungu, Isack Lenaola and William Ouko heard the petition.

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Kenyans hail praises to the senator

Kenyans on twitter praised Busia Senator for what they termed as ‘’Single-handedly’’ fighting for them ,

Some X comments are captured below

’Okiyah omtatah thank you for single-handedly fighting for Kenyans. May God Bless you and your family sir’’

‘’You did you best. Acted in the best interest of all Kenyans. Thank you’’

‘’You fought for us, what else can we ask from you except to ask God to give you more life, more energy, wisdom and resources so you can always fight for weak Kenyans’’

‘’Super Senator, Well Done, Thank You and God Bless You’’.

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