As Supreme Court petitioners Azimio La Umoja and eight others contest the results of the August 9 elections, President-elect William Ruto and the Kenya Kwanza coalition will be represented by a battalion of 54 attorneys.
To defend Ruto’s triumph, 54 attorneys will be assisted by five technical personnel.
The names of Ruto’s legal team members were revealed on Friday, August 26, when Kenya Kwanza submitted its response to the petitions.
Team members include former Makueni Governor, Professor Kivutha Kibwana, and Senior Counsels Kioko Kilukumi and Kiragu Kimani, SC, as well as Team Lead Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia.
The attorneys listed will include Prof. Kithure Kindiki, Katwa Kigen, Drs. Linda Musumba, Muthomi Thiankolu, Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, Elias Mutuma, Omwanza Ombati, Melissa Ngania, Samwel Chepkonga, Ababu Namwamba, Edward Muriu, Wilfred Nyamu Mati, Kipchumba Murkomen, and Benson Milimo.
The squad will also include Hillary Sigei, Caroline Jerono, Chris Ayieko, Lilian Wanjiku Nyaga, Hanan Hassan El-Kathiri, Collins Kiprono, Henry Paul Gichana, Monica Nyuguto, Lan Chelal, Nthatu Ntoogo, Ummi Bashir, Korir Sing’oei, Duncan Ojwang, Adrian Kamotho, and WinRose Njuguna.
The other attorneys on the case are Soipan Tuya, Gladys Shollei, Nais Rab Ambani, Logan Christie, Jane Muhia, Emmanuel Kibet, Rosemary Wanjiku, Charles Nganga, Mbugua Nganga, Alex Wamalwa, Mannaseh Tunneh, Andrew Simiyu, Joseph Anjehi, Jared Mugendi, Githae Mumbura, Ham Lagat, Seth We
The ICT professionals Raymond Bett, Edmond Kiprotich, Geoffrey Rono, Godfrey Koech, and Duncan Kichamu will make up the technical team working on the case (Statistician).