Koome said that lawyers and counsel found engaging in such may be cited for being in violation of the provisions of the law, under section 28 of the Supreme Court Act.
The CJ was speaking on Tuesday morning during the ;pre-trial conference where she outlined the ground rules for parties and advocates in the presidential petition, whose hearing begins Wednesday.
“These are judicial proceedings and therefore discussing the merits of the case by parties and counsel outside the court, is not permitted,” stated CJ Koome.
CJ Koome also cautioned parties participating in the petition to maintain decorum, noting that the use of offensive language during proceedings will not be entertained.
“Courtesy must be observed at all times, and the court will not tolerate offensive language,” she stated.