Independent presidential candidate Prof Michael Wainaina has denied giving instructions to his lawyer to file a case seeking nullification of the Supreme Court ruling over misconduct of two judges.
Prof Wainaina, in an email to his lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui and copied to the Supreme Court, presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot and some lawyers in the presidential petition case, distanced himself from the application saying he did not issue instructions nor sign the application.
“I have not issued instructions for the preparation of, nor authorised, approved nor signed such an application.
“Kindly expunge my name from it and cease and desist to push its contents with my name appended,” he said.
The application, filed on Tuesday before the Supreme Court by the lawyer stated that Prof Wainana was questioning the Supreme Court decision.
His lawyer, who claimed to have received directions from Prof Wainaina said the majority decision of the judges cannot stand in light of the allegations of impropriety, possible corruption and violation of the judicial code of ethics by two judges.
He also indicated that Prof Wainaina was questioning the decision of the court after allegations that two judges Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Justice Isaac Lenaola were in contact with lawyers representing National Super Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
Michael Wainaina wants the verdict annulled.