The team will then develop a report aimed at contributing to a more robust, independent, professional, impartial and accountable Judiciary.
“The observers’ report also aims to contribute to a more independent legal profession and better adherence to the rule of law and international legal standards concerning the resolution of electoral disputes,” a statement from the group reads.
The mission will also hold pre-hearing meetings with the petitioners, including the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney-General.
Observation process briefing
The team will introduce its members to the petitioners and brief them of the observation process.
Several petitions were filed in Kenya’s apex court after Deputy President William Ruto was declared winner of the hotly contested August 9 presidential election.
At least eight petitions seek to nullify Dr Ruto’s win, with several petitioners alleging serious violations of the electoral process. Others want the court to determine whether Dr Ruto hit the required 50 per cent plus one threshold to be declared winner.
Another petition asks the court to quash the petitions challenging Dr Ruto’s win. The court will hear the petitions and render a verdict by September 5.