Uhuru Kenyatta intimidates the Supreme Court judges after losing his way
Uhuru Kenyatta says ‘we clearly have a problem’ as he vows to ‘fix’ judiciary after Supreme Court nullified election.
“The outcome of the next election may be controversial again”.
Attention now turns back to the election board. The court ruled it had “failed, neglected or refused to conduct the presidential election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the constitution”.
Raila Odinga, the veteran opposition leader whose coalition brought the petition against the election board to the Supreme Court, said on Friday some officials from the commission should face criminal prosecution.
The chairman of the election board said there would be personnel changes, but it was not clear if that would be enough for the opposition. Sweeping out the whole board would complicate efforts to hold a new poll within two months.
Last month’s election – which included the presidential poll in addition to races at other levels of government – was one of the most expensive ever held in Africa. Ahead of the vote Kenya’s treasury said preparation and execution of polling would cost the equivalent of $480m.
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