Re-election is a judicial coup: Kenyatta

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the Supreme Court ruling that annulled his victory as a judicial coup that stole democracy from the people.

This after a detailed Supreme Court ruling indicated that the Electoral Commission had committed illegalities and irregularities by running an election that was not transparent and verifiable.

Kenyatta faces a rerun next month after the opposition successfully challenged the August 8 vote, which he won. In a televised address, the visibly angry president attacked the judges.

“As a consequence, I hold our steadfast position that the will of the people was subverted by the court. The Supreme Court owes Kenyans an explanation on how such a monstrous injustice could have taken place. Not only did the judgment rob the Kenyan people of their democratic right as exercised on August 8, but it also now has the potential to throw our country into judicial chaos.”

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– By Sarah Kimani