Renowned advocates Paul Muite and PLO Lumumba have been dropped from the list of lawyers who will represent the IEBC in the fresh petitions filed against President Uhuru Kenyatta.
On Tuesday, the electoral body picked a team of eight lawyers who would be mandated with the onerous task of defending the announcement of President Kenyatta as the winner of the October 26 election.
Many people said that the legal prowess of this lawyers was not exhibited in the petition with Paul Muite hitting an all time low by claiming that the IEBC servers were in Europe and that their service providers had not woken up as a reason for the commission not giving access to servers as was directed by the courts.
The team will be now be led by Lawyer Waweru Gatonye who is famed for his appointment in the commission of inquiry as lead counsel for the Central bank in the sale of the the Grand Regency Hotel.
The other lawyers include Kamau Karori, Eric Gumbo, George Murugu, Wambua Kilonzo, Kimani Muhoro, Mahat Somane and Lucy Kambuni.
The lawyers will represent the IEBC in the new petition challenging the re election petition that was filed by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau and activist Okiya Omtatah.