Rarieda lawmaker Otiende Amollo has disclosed how NASA nearly lost the petition against the outcome of the August 8, 2017, presidential election.
Amollo, who was the face of Nasa’s legal team, said Raila’s camp had no reliable evidence to sustain their case three days before the deadline for filing the petition documents at the Supreme Court.
The lawyer further admitted that he was initially reluctant to take up the case since he was approached three days before the deadline.
“When I was brought in I said this is such a short time, do you have the evidence? I was assured that we had mountains of evidence so I was taken to see the mountains of evidence,” said Amollo.
“I walked into this room with a group of about 70 young, good people and I have never seen so much evidence in my life. There were piles and piles of files but when I sat down to be briefed on the evidence, I had never seen so much irrelevant evidence,” he continued.
He explained that the team had been working for a whole week but they still had to start all over again.
“They had been working for seven days but what they had been working on was irrelevant for an advocate quite honestly, so we had to start again and I have never spent so much time with little sleep in three days but well, we did it,” he said.
Amollo was speaking on Monday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, during a book launch graced by Uganda’s opposition leader Kizza Besigye.