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All roads heading to the Supreme Court to be closed ahead of Monday’s ruling, police

Roads heading to the Supreme Court to be closed and restricted to only a few ahead of Monday’s ruling on the presidential petition.

Acting Inspector General Noor Gabow stated that the action was required to ensure that peace is maintained throughout the country in a statement dated Saturday, September 3.

He also forbade the public from entering the Supreme Court, where a seven-judge bench led by Chief Justice Martha Koome is anticipated to give the ruling.

The hearings took place at the Milimani Law Courts, which are accessible by Upper Hill Close Road, Ngong’ Road.

“We wish to advice the general public to avoid gathering at the Supreme Court during the Ruling, or congregating in public gatherings, but follow the proceedings from the comfort of their homes.

“Access to the Supreme Court shall be limited to the public, and all roads leading to the court premises shall remain closed. Traffic police officers shall be deployed adequately to direct traffic around the Court facility,” read the statement in part.

Gabow further assured the public of peace whichever way the decision goes – whether the judges will uphold or nullify the presidential results as announced by the IEBC.

He added that security personnel have been distributed across the country to ensure that calm is restored in all corners of Kenya.

“We, therefore, take this opportunity to appeal to Kenyans to remain calm and peaceful. We further assure all Kenyans and the general public of their enhanced personal security and that of their property including loved ones.

“As the National Police Service, we have taken all the necessary steps and measures to enhance security in all parts of the country, including all critical infrastructure. The public should not therefore panic and migrate from their homes or ordinary places of residence in fear and anticipation of chaos,” continued the statement.

The Supreme Court judges are expected to issue their verdict tomorrow, Monday, 5, September 2022, on the presidential petition challenging election results.

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