Raila, after days of deliberations, amid pressure from the international community, decided to use the courts to get justice, despite vowing to never use that route, soon after learning his fourth presidential elections loss.
The Opposition through a battery of lawyers, thronged the court on the night of Friday, August 18, armed with a 20,000-page evidence for their petition.
Supporters of the Opposition waited outside the Supreme Court starting early Friday but in vain, their leaders were nowhere to be seen.
The day turned into night and still Raila and his cronies had not showed up, but with less than two hours to the deadline, a strong regiment of mostly suited lawyers and Nasa leaders turned up, the massive document in hand.
While the move was lauded by millions of Kenyans, more so Nasa supporters, others still questioned the timing.
But speaking to journalists outside the courts, Suna East MP-elect Junet Mohamed sought to explain why. He said that the alliance decided to file the petition at night because the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced the presidential results at night.
The vocal legislator went on to add that the Supreme Court should also follow suit and deliver its ruling at night.
“We’re filing at night because IEBC announced results at night and Supreme Court should announce the results at night.” he told journalists outside the Supreme Court, Nairobi.
Nasa lawyers and politicians made a dramatic arrival at the Supreme court at round 10:40pm Friday with what the coalition termed as documents that will support their watertight case against IEBC. They were received by court officials.
Raila, his running mate and Nasa co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka and other leaders arrived with even more documents minutes later amidst cheers from a waiting crowd.