Kenya opposition party: No repeat election unless demands are met
- Author: Ryan Wade Sep 21, 2017,
Sep 21, 2017, 0:36
Justice Maraga points to an incident yesterday in which he says a judge was "blocked by demonstrators from accessing the Kerugoya Law Courts for the hearing of her own petition".
' The challenges are pretty extraordinary, ' said John Githongo, a prominent anti-corruption campaigner in Kenya.
The IEBC announced that a meeting scheduled Wednesday with officials from the Jubilee ruling party and NASA opposition coalition would be postponed to a later date to allow the parties to consider the court's judgment and "inform discussions on preparations for fresh polls".
The protests came after petitions were filed asking the Judicial Service Commission to remove Chief Justice David Maraga, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Justice Isaac Lenaola.
Last week the Director of Public Prosecution, Keriako Tobiko, asked the Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu lobby to wait for the detailed judgment of the Supreme Court before he can initiate investigations against officers of the electoral body. 'It is very uncertain, ' said Nic Cheeseman, a professor of African politics at the University of Birmingham in England.
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Opposition leader Raila Odinga has launched a full-throttled campaign for the sacking of electoral commission officials whom it blames for bungling the election.
In its statement, OT-Morpho denied Odinga's accusations that the system it provided had been infiltrated by hackers.
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The country now faces new elections in October, and possible lengthy political instability.
The result of the election, she said, was never an issue and the same was not shown to have been affected by the alleged irregularities or illegalities. The institution has to be outside of the influence of any outside players. Kenyatta has acquiesced to the Supreme Court's decision but lambasted the judges, calling them "thugs".
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The judge also faulted her colleagues for deliberately overturning a previous decision of the court on Section 83 of the Elections Act to favour a finding of nullity.
Chief Justice David Maraga ruled that the electoral commission "failed, neglected or refused to conduct the elections in accordance with the constitution".
The Standard reports that he was addressing a delegation of more than 15 000 members of the Abagusii community at State House.
Kenyatta promised to respect the ruling although he has repeatedly criticised it harshly.
"Since the Supreme Court delivered judgment. these threats have become more aggressive", Maraga said in a briefing with reporters outside the court, adding that individual judges and their staff have become subject to numerous threats on social media.
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